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Sivaprakasam Pillai Day - 12-01-2010 - (4)
« on: January 12, 2010, 10:15:33 AM »
Sri Ramana Pada Maalai is another work of Pillai that runs to about
45 verses.  This was published along with Ramana Sadguru Maalai
and Vinnappam (Request), by the initiative of Devaraja Mudaliar.

A few excerpts:  as translated by David Godman and inlcuded in
the Power of the Presence, Volume 1:-

1. Blessed be the feet of the Master, who appeared as the embodiment of grace.  Blessed be the knower of the Vedas,
whoses feet remove ignorance and confer knowledge.

2. Blessed be the feet of God who steals the minds of those
who see Him.  Blessed be the feet of the Pure One, who has niether likes nor dislikes.

3. Blessed be the feet of the Lord, who granted a vision in the form of light.  Blessed be the feet of him, the devotee, who has received the grace of the ancient Lord.

12. Blessed be the feet of the One who says that the divine will
bear any burden.  Blessed be the feet of the sublime one who
says, 'Stick to the path that is given by the Guru'.

14. Blessed be the feet of the One who says: "That which rises as
"I" is the mind.  Blessed be the feet of the one who proclaims,
"The vision of Jnana is the destruciton of that mind."

17.  Blessed be the feet of the One who says, "The connection
with the body will be destroyed by the "Who am I?" enquiry.

28.  Blessed be the feet of the One whose teaching is, "Of all the
niyamas (code for self-discipline), the best is moderate eating.
One world spoken leads to many."

29.  Blessed be the feet of the One who teaches, "Control of the
mind is the gist of all books.  Why is a book needed to see yourself?"

31.  Blessed be the feet of the liberated one who enjoins, 'Get ride
of the distinction between man and woman.  Marriage is a way of
achieving it.'

32. Blessed be the feet of the noble one who explains, "Giving to others is giving oneself.  If one knows this, who will refuse to
give?"

33. Blessed be the feet of the examplar of humility who says,
"The more one humbles oneself, the more one benefits.  Get
rid of hatred towards the wicked.

43. Blessed be the feet of the Guru, who takes even faults as merits.  Blessed be the feet of the Jnani who has adopted me,
a dog-like one who has not done good tapas.

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Sivaprakasam Pillai Day - 12-01-2010 - (4)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 09:15:38 PM »
whole text verses can be found in the below link.

Readers interested can click on this link

http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2009/12/sri-ramana-pada-malai-by-sivaprakasam.html

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Re: Sivaprakasam Pillai Day - 12-01-2010 - (4)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 10:37:15 AM »
Ramana Pada Maalai:-

The original Tamil version is available in Sri Ramansramam, as a pocket
book and is priced at Rs 15.00.

Arunachala Siva.