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Re: Sri Ramana Chatavaarimsat - Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 11:27:04 AM »

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16.

omkArArtham upAdiso bhagavate
 vAni manohArine
tAtApyupadestum udyatam abhUt
 kinchit tavdIyam mukham     |

jyesthasyAdya sahodarasya gurutAm
  prAptosi dhIgauravAt
subrahmanya kanisthatAm api gatah
 sarvAdhikah tvam gunaih     ||

You expounded the meaning of OM to the Lord, the captivator of Sarasvati's mind.  Your mouth was intent on
imparting something to your father too.  By your weighty wisdom you have now come out as the Master of your
elder brother. Though you are junior, O Subrahmanya!  You have by your merits outstripped all your elders.

Sarasvati is the repository of all knowledge.  The captivator of her mind is the God Brahma.  So there should be
nothing unrevealed or unknowable to him.  But even to him Subrahmanya had to expound the significance of Omkara,
the great mystic syllable used to express Brahman.  Thus he became the Guru of Brahma.  He became Sivaguru, the
Teacher of Siva.  His tender mouth imparted some teaching to his father, Siva Himself. What he told Brahma is well
known, the meaning of Omkara. What he initiated his father, the great Siva, into, even today remains a mystery.  That
is why the poet has used the word 'kinchit', something not known.  Now Ramana, Guha incarnate, has become a
preceptor to the Muni, Ganapati incarnate.  Thus he has become the Guru of all elders, Brahma, Siva and Ganapati,
though himself very junior/.

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 11:31:46 AM »
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17.

yat pUrvam srutipAradarsi dhisano
 dvaipAyano'dhyAruhat
paschad bodhakalAvidhUta timirah
  sankApahah sankarah     |

tat samprat yakhjilAvani talajusAm
 achayasimhAsanam
deva tvAm prativIksate naratano
  girivAnasenApate             ||

The throne of the Teacher of all the denizens of earth, once mounted by Vyasa whose intellect saw the other shore of
Vedas, and later by Sankara who removed all doubts and drove away the darkness of ignorance with a fragment of his
illumination,  now awaits you, commander-in-chief of gods, God embodied in a human form !

Vyasa's fame rests in his classification of Vedas. Later Sankara came, removed all doubts about the Sanatana Dharma, and using
only a fragment of illumination, dispelled the darkness of ignorance.  The total personality of Sankara is still not known to the world and
neither the extent of his realization.  He did so much in his short life using only a fragment of his illumination, in his writings, to
dispel the ignorance all around.  In the considered opinion of the poet, only Vyasa and Sankara could be called Jagadgurus so far.
Now this title of Jagadguru has found a recipient in the Maharshi and the throne of Acharya has been long vacant.  It is in the
fitness of things, that the Maharshi should occupy it and carry on in the glorious tradition of Vyasa and Sankara.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 10:50:54 AM »

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18.

dharme nAsam upAgate tribhuvane
  paryAkule pApatah
prajnAne parito giram pathi mudhA
 sanchAryamAne janiah   |

sadbhAve paramesvarasya cha pituh
 sandehadolAm gate
dvIpah katiavamartya kekituraga
  tvam antarA kah satAm     ||

Now, when righteousness has been destroyed, when the three worlds are in turmoil of evil, when people vainly bandy about
knowledge in terms of words, and when the very existence of the Supreme Lord, the Father, is in vacillation and doubt, who
else but you could be the refuge of good people, O Peacock borne,  in the mask of man!

Conditions on earth have become so bad that all right thinking people have been longing for Divine Intervention.  At this
point in time, you are the descent of the Godhead, the avatara.  You are the savior of mankind.  You are the sole refuge. 

Atheism has spread far and wide.  And those who profess to know, think that by discussing in words like 'knowledge' they
will attain knowledge. The age of realization has given place to the age of polemics.  Now a person like the Maharshi has
to take us back to the age of Self Realization and demonstrate to us the existence of God.

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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2013, 01:52:11 PM »

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19.

vairAgyam tava vittam astu karunAm
 Shaknosi hAtum kathajm
dUsyaste'stu samudyamah pitrpada
  dhynAm cha kim tAdrsham   |

kAmaste'stu vigarhito vinamatAm
  rakshA cha kim garhitA
skanda cchadmamanusya kim nu samayam
  kanchit samudvIksase  ||

Let dispassion be your wealth, but how can you abandon showing your compassion?  For you, directed effort may be
blameworthy, but can meditation on the feet of the Father be in the same category?  Let desire be contemptible in your
case, but would you on that score withhold the desire to protect those who bow down to you?  O Skanda, masked as man!
Do you yet bide your time?

It was the Maharshi who said in one of His lyrical writings:

"To be silent like stone without blossoming
Can it be silence, true, my Lord?"             

The mission of the Maharshi is to live as a liberated jivan mukta, a man among other men.  His ascetic qualities like
dispassion etc., should not come in the way of uplifting mankind.  Because the very purpose of His avatara is to show
compassion, preach devotion and offer protection, the Muni prays for the Maharshi's speedy intervention.

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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 10:29:00 AM »

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20.

dUram yAhi kuvAda dharmavrsa te
 netah param pangutA
durbhrAnte bhuvanam jahIhi parito
 vardhasva samsat satAm   |

sodaryena samanvito bhuvamimAm
 prApto gurugrAmanIh
sUrAntah puranetra vibhrammaharo
 devo bhavAniustah             ||

Get away, crooked argument!  O Bull of righteousness, you will not be lame any longer.  Leave the world, bewilderment !
Everywhere may the tribe of good men increase!  The Master of masters, the Lord, the son of Bhavani, the vanquisher
of Sura has come to this earth accompanied by his brother.

The world is full of crooked arguments which mislead and conceal the truth.  All these will go now.

Dharma, righteousness, is symbolized as a Bull.  It is said that in Satya Yuga, the age of Truth, it stands firm on its four
legs.  In Treta Yuga, it becomes lame in one leg, in Dwapara Yuga, it becomes lame in two legs.  And in Kali Yuga, it stands
only on one leg, the other legs being maimed.  Hereafter, righteousness will be put firm on its feet.

Surntapura-netra-vibhrama hara, one who puts an end to the sportive play in the eyes of the wives of antahpura of Sura.
A poetic way of saying, vanquisher of Sura.  Sura was a great asura whom Skanda vanquished.  Here the meaning is that the
avatAra puts an end to all evil forces.

The poet fees that as he has come down on earth from God Ganapati, the Maharshi has also come down on earth at the
same time from God Skanda. 

The descent of the Divine brothers holds for the world all hope and promise.

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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2013, 10:52:54 AM »

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21.

janmasthAnam avApya guptam ahamo
   yo bhedam AdhUtavAn
bhUtAnAm charatAm prthagvidha dhiyAm
   Atmaiva yo bhAsate       |
deham sarvam idam jaccha vibhavAd
  Akarmya yah prollasat
yekas tam gurumUrtim Anamata re
  lambodarahrAtam      ||

Having arrived at the secret birthplace of the 'I', he has cast away the differentiation.  He shines verily as the Self
of all animate beings having distinct and divergent conceptions.  He is resplendent as the one seizing by His glory
the body and all this universe.  Oh ye men!  Bow down to Him, the brother of Ganapati, the Master, embodied.

The brother of Ganapati is Guha.  He has taken the embodiment as our Master.  He has dived deep into the secret
source of 'I' and found the unity underlying all created beings.  His illuminating consciousness takes hold of the whole
body and all this universe.

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2013, 09:40:41 AM »

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22.

antaryascha bahir vidhUtatimiram
 jyotirmayam sAsvatam
sthAnam prApya virAjarte vinamatAm
 ajnanam unmUlayan                           |

pasyan visvam apidam vullasati yo
 visvasya pAre parah
tasmai sri ramanAya lokaguruve
 sokasya hantre namah                      ||

He is resplendent, having arrived at the eternal status of Light which chases away the darkness inside and outside.
He strikes at the root of ignorance of those who bow down to Him.  Even when He perceives this universe, He is
beyond it, on its other shore, shining.  Salutations to such a One, to Sri Ramana, the Master of the worlds and the slayer
of grief.

Like any other human being, He sees the universe and partakes in its dealings.  At the same time,  He is stationed beyond
it and so is able to remove its sorrows.  As He is all the time stationed in the Light Eternal, darkness and ignorance
are dispelled immediately.

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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2013, 10:05:59 AM »

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prasratAd itah subhavilokitam    |

ramana te sakrt phalatau me krtam ||

O Ramana, cast thy auspicious glance on me once. May my action bear fruit.

No action, by itself, has got the power to give the result. Only Divine Grace bestows the result.  And the Grace
is quickly brought about by the auspicious gaze of Bhagavan, even when it is directed only once.

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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2013, 11:05:35 AM »

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ramana janminAm ayi bhavAn guruh |
abhida Asayas tava mahAn uruh  ||

O Ramana, thou art the master of all those who have taken birth.  Great and vast is thy intention, which does not
differentiate. 

Sri  Ramana takes in His fold all those who have taken birth in this world and guides them as Master without
making any distinction among them.

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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2013, 09:46:21 AM »

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jagad aham parah sphurati me trayam  |

sadabhidam girA tava visams'ayam      ||

Undoubtedly, by thy word, the universe, 'I' and the Supreme, these three sparkle in me as undifferentiated Existence.

This Realization has been effected by the potent and powerful word of the Maharshi, which springs forth from His own
direct realization.

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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2013, 09:24:17 AM »

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tvad upades'ato galati samvida   |
mayi niranyayA sadahamor bhidA ||

Arising from Thy teaching, by the exclusive understanding present in me, the difference between Reality and the 'I'
melts away.

The teaching of Maharshi brings forth the exclusive understanding in a person. When it comes, the difference between
the 'I' and Reality vanishes very smoothly, without any effort.

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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2013, 11:24:06 AM »

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ahami yo'ntaras tam amalam hrdi     |
anubhavema bhos tava krpA yadi    ||

Sire, if thy grace is there, we will experience in our heart that spotless one inside the 'I'.

The experience does not come by any personal effort, sadhana.  It is effectuated only by the Grace and compassion
of the Master.

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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2013, 09:41:56 AM »

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na karunA gunas tava vidAmpate    |

hrdayatejasah shajabhiva te    ||

O Lord of the learned, compassion is no attribute of thine.  It is verily the natural splendor of the light in thy Heart.

It is usual to say that compassion is the attribute of the Maharshi and He employs it for the upliftment of the disciple.
This is not true.  He does not make any special effort.  The natural splendor of the light in His Heart acts spontaneously
and does the work.

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2013, 09:40:41 AM »
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tava tanur jvalat yanagha vidyutA    |
tava drg AtatA lasati bhAsvatA         ||

O Spotless One, thy body is ablaze like a flash of lightning.  Thy extended vision shines like the brilliant sun.

The Maharshi is verily a conflagration destroying all darkness and ignorance.

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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2013, 10:05:51 AM »

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kabalitam manas tava vibho hrdA  |
tavamsi santatam vilasito muda   ||

O Lord, thy mind is made a morsel by the heart.  And thou art constantly radiant with Bliss.

All the mental activities are swallowed by the Heart.  There is no mind, only the Heart reigns in constant bliss.

'manasi sUnyam ahassasi sannibhe' -- 'There is no emptiness in the mind. It looks like the moon in broad day light,
lustreless' says Sri Ramana Gita.

Arunachala Siva.