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Nija Sivananda Bodham
« on: October 06, 2009, 12:23:57 PM »
This phrase Nija Sivanananda Bodham is used by Tamil Saiva
Saints and also by Saint Poet Tayumanavar.  This is translated
as the True Siva Experience.  Sometimes one gets a false Siva
experience also when his reflected Consciousness gets a glimpse
Siva for a brief trice of time and confers a small doze of bliss.

This Nija Sivanananda Bodham, is available only in the state
of being thoughtless, egoless stillness, the true Summa Iru
state.

Swami Rama Tirtha went to America.  This was a few years
after the Vivekananda's visit and return from U.S.   The Swami's
disciple paid the bill of ship journey and food for 40 days in the
ship for Swami.  They had asked him to conduct Satsanghs in
America.  Swami Rama Tirtha said:  Let me see. I have no
missionary zeal like Vivekananda.  He travelled and disembarked.  He knew no one in America.  He simply stood at the harbour.
He had almost no money and a small cloth bag with two pairs
of cotton dresses.  One man came to him and asked him:  "Where have you to go?  For who whom are you waiting?"  Rama Tirtha
said:  "I have nowhere to go.  I am waiting for Rama.  The
white man curiously watched him for about half an hour.  Then
he asked:  "Where is your Rama?"  Swami Rama Tirtha replied:
"You are Rama!"  The white man got delighted and took Rama
Tirtha home and took care of him for 2 full years!

Rama Tirtha conducted a few Satsanghs with long intervals of time in between in these two years.  One day, he was sleeping on the banks of River Sacramanto.  One white man came and told him:  You are showing the typical Asiatic laziness (Summa Iru!).  "Why don't you go and do something good for others?"         

Swami Rama Tirtha said:  "Is not the business of doing good
to others is already over-crowded?"   The white man looked at
him intently and prostrated before him!

Rama Tirtha went to America in 1900.  He lived only for
33 years.  He almost lived a life of summa iru.  "He has said:
God is neither Mister nor Mistress, he is a Mystery!"

Chitram vadatharor moole vruddha sishya gurur yuva
Gurosthu mounam vyakyanam sishyastu chinna samchaya!

                                   - Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram. V 12.

It is a Wonder.  At the big banyan tree.  The Guru is
young. The disciples are old. The Guru is describing in silence
and the disciples have solved their doubts!

Bhagavan Ramana used to collect every rice grain from the floor
when some rice was taken into the kitchen in a gunny bag.
The disciples asked Him:  "Bhagavan!  When rice is taken in
a gunny bag, some rice grains will definitely fall on the floor.
Why should you take trouble?"  Bhagavan Ramana said:  "You
all say I am siting summa.  I should do some work at least.
I have to hand over every rice grain to Arunachaleswara.  This
is His property!"

Gurosthu mounam vaaykyanam, sishyasthu chinna samchaya....

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 04:21:22 PM »
thanks for this info Subramanian garu.

Sri Sundara chaitanya swami praised Swami Rama Tirtha a lot during his discourse of Taittiriya Upanishad Siksha Valli.

Yes he lived only for 32 years.



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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010, 09:25:33 PM »
Ram Tirtha is uncle of Papaji.At the age of 33 he jumped into Ganges and died.Many say it is a suicide.Reality i don't know.
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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 10:45:25 PM »
Dear Raju Garu,

I think something similiar happened to Bhakta Tukaram as no one exactly knows how he disappeared.


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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 11:06:57 PM »
Dear Prasanth,scriptures say an aeroplane came to take Tukaram to the abode of God but there could be no historical proof for
such things.
One Mastan Swamy who weaved koupinam for Bhagawan and who is very close to Bhagawan developed fever and he developed
delirium during which he has seen Arunachaleswara and Apeeta Kuchambika.Just before dying he said "Mother Apiita kuchamba"
you have personally came to take me to Kailash and he is dropped dead in standing posture and fell on the ground.Bhagawan
confirmed that Apita Kuchambika came to take him.He was given the same type of Samadhi and Bhagawan specified the measurement of that Samadhi similar to that of Alagammal.Some incidents of this type are quite surprising. 
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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 06:35:16 PM »

Dear Dr. Raju and prasanth,

Many many things like these have happened in the lives of great
Saints.  Sri Sankara says:  A Jnani does not worry how his body
falls after death or leaves the world.

Saint Sundaramurty is said to have gone to Kailash on a white
elephant sent by Siva.

Cheraman Perumal Nayanar, saw this and rushed to his horse
and to its ears, he chanted Nama Sivaya, and mounted the horse
and he left for Kailash as fast as Sundaramurty.

Avviyar who was a Ganapati Upasaki, was doing Ganesa Puja
and these two people saw her and asked her to come with them.
Avvaiyar said:  I am not in a hurry.  I shall finish the Puja first.
Ganesa Puja was completed.  The god took her on his trunk and
lifted her up straight to Kailash and she had reached earlier than
the other two!

Swami Krishna Premi and earlier Sri Chandrasekara Bharati of
Sringeri Math left their bodies by getting into the rivers.

Chidambaram Ramalinga Swami simply disappeared from the
dhyana mantapam.  Not even a speck of remains was there.

Arunachala Siva.
   

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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 09:05:38 PM »

Dear srkudai,

Bhagavan had no sankalpa even as to how to leave His body.
But the shooting star proved that He was Arunachala who came
down on this earth for 54 years, and then to merge with that
Arunachala as if a spark is getting back to the fire, the Hill of
Fire, Frozen Fire.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Nija Sivananda Bodham
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 09:12:45 PM »
Subramanian garu,

Some old telugu lady confirmed me that she has seen the shooting star and it has increased my faith a lot.

it is a pity that the shooting star is not trapped in any one's camera.
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