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Dhyana Shloka In Ramana Gita
« on: August 04, 2011, 10:15:54 PM »
Dear friends,
The Ramana Gita contains a Dhyana Shloka mentioned below,
Nila Ravind Suhrida,
Sadrisham Prasade,
Thulayam Thathamahasi Thoyam Bandhvan,
Brahmyam Sthitho Tu Pitram Vatmul VAsam,,
Sansmaryanth Machalam Thamnu Smaramaha.
It mentions that under certain conditions using this Shloka , the presence
of Bhagavan can be invoked.
Can someone throw some light on " √ľnder  certain conditions."
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Re: Dhyana Shloka In Ramana Gita
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 12:45:59 PM »


Dear Anand Sundaram,

You have raised a question about the most mysterious and horripilating
verse of Sri Ramana Gita. The verse quoted by you appears in Chapter
18 of Sri Ramana Gita,. as Verse 13:

Nilaravindasuhraa sadrs'nam prasaade
tulyam tathaa mahasi toyajabaandhavena
braahmyaam sthitau tu pitram vatamoolavaasam
samsmaarayantam achalam tam anooditam me.

In showering grace, He is like the moon, the friend of the blue water
lily. In the same way, in lustre, He is like the sun, the kinsman of the lotus.
In His Brahmic state, He reminds us of His father abiding under the banyan
tree. He is the immobile, my brother, born following me.

So says Nayana. When gracious, He resembles the moon. In His Brahmic
peace, He reminds us of His father Siva, Sri Dakshinamurty abiding
at the foot the banyan tree. Sri Dakshinamurty manifests the principle of
Supreme Brahman by his exposition of silence.

When Kapali Sastri was reading out his bhashya, Sri Ramana Gita Prakasha,
in the Presence of Sri Bhagavan, and when he came to the above verse,
[13th October 1941], the Maharshi made a remark. Speaking for five to ten
minutes, He stated, naming a gentleman, "He said, that this verse is quite fit
to be the Dhyana Sloka of the whole Gita."

Kapali Sastri further writes: "It is very significant that Sri Maharshi who had
been silent so far, quoted here approvingly the opinion of this gentleman,
that this should be considered a verse appropriate to describe the Maharshi
Himself. Accordingly, Sastri has taken this verse as Dhyana Sloka, by changing
"tam anooditam me" in the last line to "tam anusmaraamah:" in his Arunachala
Pancharatna Darpanam also.

Now the significance of the sloka is: That Maharshi Himself has said that
it is a fit Dhyana Sloka for Sri Ramana Gita,  and can also be considered
to describe Maharshi Himself.

Now under certain conditions, this could be used to invoke the Presence of
Sri Bhagavan.

What are these conditions?

1. One should have Muruga as his Ishta Devata.
2. One should firmly believe that Sri Bhagavan is an avatara of Muruga.
3. And when he prays to Sri Bhagavan, he is in fact praying to Muruga.
4. One should visualize Sri Bhagavan's "Nilaravinda suhrdaa" His cool
    blooming eyes that resembles the moon. And His Brahmic stithi,
    the Silence and by which Siva as Sri Dakshinamurty teaches his
    disciples. The sadhaka should meditate on Sri Bhagavan with this
    visualization,

 5. Along with (4) above, one can also meditate or chant the mantra
    given secretly in Verse 10 of Chapter 18 of Sri Ramana Gita.
    Om Vachadbhuve Namah |  Salutations to Him who is born of Fire
    or Saluations to One who born of god who presides over speech.

 6. Born of Fire, Kumara or Muruga. He denotes not merely physical
     fire, but the effulgence of the word.  This should be contemplated
     while chanting the mantra . Because Sri Bhagavan is known for   
     His cool but piercing gaze and also for His silence which presides
     over vak, speech or word.   
           
 


Arunachala Siva.           

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Re: Dhyana Shloka In Ramana Gita clarification requested w.r.t reply.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 09:03:35 PM »
Dear Sir,
One clarifcation requested .Should the Shloka be recited as
Nilaravindasuhraa sadrs'nam prasaade
tulyam tathaa mahasi toyajabaandhavena
braahmyaam sthitau tu pitram vatamoolavaasam
samsmaarayantam achalam tam anusmaraamah.
i.e with last line as modified by Sri KApali Sastri or as per below

 i.e the original text
Nilaravindasuhraa sadrs'nam prasaade
tulyam tathaa mahasi toyajabaandhavena
braahmyaam sthitau tu pitram vatamoolavaasam
samsmaarayantam achalam tam anooditam me.

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Re: Dhyana Shloka In Ramana Gita
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 02:53:59 PM »


Dear Ananda Sundaram,

For the purpose of invoking Sri Bhagavan, the revised version of
Kapali Sastri should be contemplated or chanted within lips.
'i am constantly remembering you' is the meaning of the changed
phrase.



Arunachala Siva.