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Nagaraj

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Kuzhaitha Pattu - to soften with devotion
« on: August 23, 2010, 12:07:44 PM »
Here the poet offers himself to the Lord.

"O Lord, all my mountainous vices You took as virtues. You know what I need to pray for, You know all my needs. You, of Your own accord, brought me to Your sacred feet. So if there is any boon that I should ask of You, that is also Your will."

From this hymn we learn that the Lord Knows what the needs of His devotees are, hence there is no need to ask Him for anything. Bhagavan often said that since the Lord bears the burden of the world, we must recognize that He knows all our requirements. In another verse, Manickavachakar says,

"O my Lord with three eyes, you have taken away my ego, my body and all my possessions. Thus is there anything that I lack?"

Muruganar:

"O my darling, O Wisdom sought by the learned, O Consort of the realized Parvathi, the True medicine who cured me of my illusions, to You, worshiped by the Vedas, I give my heart."

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

Subramanian.R

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Re: Kuzhaitha Pattu - to soften with devotion
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 02:53:49 PM »


Dear Nagaraj,

The verses of Saint Manikkavachagar are the 3rd and 7th verses
of Kuzhaitha Pathu, Decad on Melting.   The 7th verse was higly
appreciated by Bhagavan Ramana, and He has sung a similar verse
in Sri Arunachala Nava Mani Maalai, Verse 7.

The 8th verse of Kuzhaitha Pathu is another gem:

I am lowlier than a lowly dog,
But you loved me and took hold of me,
This birth of Maya is ever under your control!
Whom I to investigate or bargain?
What is my right?
Either keep me in this body
Or merge me in your feet, O Lord with eye on the forehead!



Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Kuzhaitha Pattu - to soften with devotion
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:54:14 PM »
These verses are very high in spirit, devotion, and emotions and longing, a sense of desperation, very close to Sharanagati.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Kuzhaitha Pattu - to soften with devotion
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 09:56:17 AM »


Dear Nagaraj,

Yes.  As said by Bhagavan Ramana, all the four great saints of
Periya Puranam, have realized their Self, as revealed in their
very first songs.  But their crying, desperation, self pity -- all
are written about, only for our sake.  For devotees' sake.  As
Sri Sankara has said in Siva Kshamabarathamana Stotram and
Sri Devi Kshamabarathamana Stotram, that he has done many many evil deeds, like going behind women, lying, betraying others etc., He has not done any of these.  It is all for our sake, for our asking forgiveness from Siva or Devi for all our ill deeds.


Arunachala Siva.