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Nagaraj

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7 Golden Rules of Life
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:18:19 PM »
There are some 7 golden rules of life which have been passed on to generations as revealed by siddhars and even today, we find these sayings used, perhaps daily in many tamil families:

  • விரும்பிப் போனால் விலகிப் போகும்
    Virumbi Ponaan Vilagi Pogum
    What you run towards, runs away from you

  • விலகிப்  போனால் விரும்பி  வரும்
    Vilagi Ponal Virumbi Varum
    Keep away from it, it runs towards you

  • காண்பதெல்லாம் உண்மையில்லை
    Kaanpadellaaam Unmayillai
    All that is seen is not the truth

  • உண்மைக்கு என்றும் அழிவில்லை
    Unmaikku Enrrum Azhivillai
    Truth cannot be destroyed

  • அளவுக்கு மிஞ்சினால் அமிர்தமும் விஷம்
    Alavukku Minjinaal Amrithamum Visham
    In excess even nectar can turn poison

  • நினைப்பதைப் போல் நடப்பதில்லை
    Ninaipathaippol Nadapathillai
    All that we wish does not happen

  • நேரம் வந்தால் கூடி வரும்
    Neram Vandaal Koodi Varum
    When the time is right, everything works in your favour


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

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 07:55:18 PM »
nice quotes sir.

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 12:35:20 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Nice quotes. 1 and 2 refer to the power of Destiny and highlight the truth that there is no free will at all for a human
being.

No. 3 is Sri Bhagavan's central teaching. All that is seen or felt by senses are not true. Prapancham, the Universe is so called
by us due to seeing or feeling it with our five senses. All that is not true. Then what is the truth? That which is experienced
within, without five senses and mind and ego.

No4. says that Truth alone is eternal. That which has no beginning or end is Truth. It is the Self       
or god for bhakta, paramatma for yogi and Brahman for the jnani.

No. 5 speaks of moderation, not only in food but in every thing in our life, as Sri Bhagavan says in Talks. 

Nos 6 & 7 say that everything is the Will of God. That which is destined to happen will happen, however much you try
to avoid. That which is not destined to happen, will not happen however much you try to do it.\


Arunachala Siva.

   


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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 07:23:09 PM »
There are some 7 golden rules of life which have been passed on to generations as revealed by siddhars and even today, we find these sayings used, perhaps daily in many tamil families:

  • விரும்பிப் போனால் விலகிப் போகும்
    Virumbi Ponaan Vilagi Pogum
    What you run towards, runs away from you

  • விலகிப்  போனால் விரும்பி  வரும்
    Vilagi Ponal Virumbi Varum
    Keep away from it, it runs towards you


Salutations to Bhagavan

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

How to understand the first two in the context of self-enquiry.

If I run towards self( by quesitoning Who Am I ), then self will runaway from me
If I keep away from self, it will run towards me.

Pl share your understanding

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 07:27:42 PM »
Dear Swayam

The Tamizh quotes are for worldly desires. Not for the Self. Once Sri Bhagavan said: desire of the Self is the only desire that
one should have.  Desiring the Self is desiring our own Self, Awareness, there is no objectivity here.

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 07:58:49 PM »
Dear Swayam, Subramanian Sir,

These laws are eternal, and Truth, in all spheres!

Go in search of Self as something obtainable, the Self evades from you. (Self is not something to attain)

Give up the search, the Self is immediately realised. (ie Give up the limited outlook - i, and surrender, and Self you realise)

Moreover, Swayam, the first Law is understood better, with the verse of Kabir

"कस्तुरी कुंडल बसे, मृग ढूंढे बन मांहि ।
ऐसे घट घट राम है, दुनिया देखे नाहिं ॥"


“Kasturi kundal base, Mrig dhundhe ban maahi |
Aise ghat ghat raam hai, Duniyaa dekhe naahi ||”

Kasturi is within the animal's naval, but still its searching whole forest to know the source. The kasturi - a fragrant is in naval of a particular specie of deer, but the deer having its fragrance runs in search of that in whole of forest! We humans r also ignorant like this, even though god resides within us, we run around in search of him. Introspect urself & u will find all answers within u

In this way, what you run towards, runs away from you, the Self evades you, like the Kasturi, for the deer.

Similalry, realise, and by constant enquiry, when the Enquirer also gives up, at some point, being unable to find the Self, merges eventually, and Self is only found, look within, it is every present, already, self illuminating. The Searching I, gives up, like the Camphor burning, burns itself out as well. Give up the Search, Surrender, the Self reveals immediately. Keep away from it, it runs towards you, it is revealed.

To round it in simple words.

What you run towards, runs away from you  - is Jnana

Is like, having ones spectacles on ones own nose and searches for it everywhere without being aware.

Keep away from it, it runs towards you - is Surrender

Is like, having searched everywhere, when you give up and just be, calm and composed, you realise you already have the spectacles upon your nose

Salutations to Bhagavan
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 08:03:26 PM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 12:50:01 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Your interpretations of the two axioms are also nice. But Jnana, as Sri Bhagavan says is ever realized. What is there to realize?
What one should do is to abhor desires, (desire stems from the mind), and the Self shines. Sri Bhagavan says in Who am I?:
'When the world appears, the Self will not shine. When the world disappears, the Self shines.  Mr. Pillai countered: Will not world
and the Self appear together? Sri Bhagavan said: No. They are like sarpam and rajju, snake and the rope. Unless sarpa jnanam
goes, the substratum, rajju jnanam will not shine.

Arunachala Siva.
       

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 07:44:25 AM »
Dear Subramanian Sir,

yes, ultimately, it is that, Bhagavan has said "Ask yourself to whom this ignorance has come and you will discove that it never came to you and that you always have been Sat Chit Ananda. One goes through all sorts of austerities to become what one already is."


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

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Re: 7 Golden Rules of Life
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 09:48:20 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. We are running here and there, only to stay where we are.

Arunachala Siva.