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Padamalai - Muruganar
« on: September 06, 2013, 07:51:16 PM »
 In Padamalai English version (Dr. Venkatasubramanian, Robert Butler and 'David Godman), the authors have collected
the various aspects of Grace that is shown by sri Bhagavan towards Muruganar.  In Tamizh oriignal these verses appear
in different places, as Muruganar had no specific design for this great work.

2513.  Due to perfect oneness of its nature, Padam, Atma Swarupam abiding in the Heart, does not desire any words of praise.

2514. I am afraid that if I say words of praise about Padam, this will create a sense of difference between us, making my
praise into blashphemy.

252. Golden Padam, the source of fragrant Tamizh, ascended onto my tongue and stood there, making words of grace originate
(from it) as I were possessed.

1486.  Padam caused me to prattle, like ambrosia at a feast, child like words in precious Tamizh tongue on the greatness of
His noble preeminent feet.

200. Padam empowered me to sing as worship songs of grace in great abundance.

2703.  Bestowing upon me an understanding suffused with His grace, Padam caused me to sing His immaculate praises,
making this my pastime.

199. Making my tongue a channel for hymns of grace, Padam diverted it from songs of delusion.

2149. Padam most bounteous in His Grace, granted that I should speak in praise of nothing else whatsoever, save His
glory alone.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 05:16:20 PM »
Padamalai:

continues....

431.  Padam made me illustrious as the Lord of Poetic Wealth, which shines through the grace of God.

2150.  Though I was unfit to speak of His glory, Padam enabled me to praise His majesty with my own mean intellect.

201.  Padam gave me a tongue of ambrosial savor and sweetness, making me exclaim, 'What more could I desire other than this?'

1653.  For this humble servant's consciousness there exists no sensory faculty that is doing anything other than holdiing
onto Padam and singing His praises.

2433. To make clear everything that I write in a babbling way, Padam graciously corrects (me).

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 06:40:59 PM »

continues....

1696:  Padam made me worship it through the Siva Puja that surges naturally in a mind in which vasanas have perished.

2800.  Padam, through the power of swarupa, the pure Being-Consciousness, totally eradicated the powerful mischief of
Kama from my Heart.

1302.  Virtuous, golden Padam, intensified my surging desire so that my mind is naturally established totally in His feet.

2905.  Padam, the enjoyment I have found, is experiencing, as the prasad of Siva, clarity of mind.

2634. My existence craves for nought save the pure expanse of Self in which everything exists and shines as pure Sivam.

157.  Padam destroyed the power of prarabdha and firmly established me in the Heart,  so that I do not lose my mind to
prosperity or poverty.

3048.  My Lord, golden Padam, guides me well with the attitude of mind that all is God's doing.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 06:28:41 PM »

continues...


120.  The golden Padam completely abolished my wandering around as a wicked one and made me shine as perfect idler.

256.  Even the actions I perform, believing them to be my own, are in reality the actions of Padam, the complete and absolute
         truth.

334.  Through its glance, golden Padam, dammed up in my Heart, the ocean of Sivananada -- that which cannot be dammed up.

2899. Padam is the eye of grace that looked upon me in such a way that the open expanse of that grace, which cannot be
          contained , was confined within my very Heart.

588.  The light of mauna illumined my face, as golden Padam dispensed the grace of Jnana through His radiant gaze.

2237. Through His grace filled glance, golden, bewitching Padam destroyed my infatuation with the ego-mind, scooping me
          up and consuming me with relish.

1370. The grace bestowing gaze of Padam shot forth, granting me, in the form of deep absorption, the victorious sword of
          exalted swarupa jnana.

2465.  Having abolished the defect of the poison like delusive ego, by looking at me with his Jnana bestowing eye, Padam
          resides within my Heart.

contd.

(Tr. as mentioned in the first post of the series.)

Arunachala Siva.           

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 10:12:02 AM »

continues.....

379.  Radiant Padam destroyed my ego, demolishing it over and over again.  It wore it down and down, smaller and smaller,to
         the size of an atom, until it became one with itself. 
           
         (This is somewhat the same idea expressed by Manikkavachagar in Koil Tirupadigam.)

2755. The bottle gourd that Padam lovingly served up (for me) is the sweet dish of supreme bliss of liberation, not a picture
         of it drawn on paper.  (Mere book knowledge will not help in getting liberation, like a picture of bottle gourd on paper,
         is useless for cooking.

427.   Padam, routed with his lion's roar the rutting elephant of my dream, abolishing my confusion.

1746. Ignorant fool that I was, blinded by a mind as obdurate as a tree stump, yet did golden Padam grant me enlightenment.

947.   Padam, absolute oneness, presided over me, putting an end to my forgetfulness of Swarupa, making this my final birth.

1568. Padam is that fiery third eye* that dried up with his scorching heat, the desolate ocean of the long succession of births,
          which is so hard to cross over.      (*It refers to Siva's third eye, which burns up everything in front, on opening.)

 384.  Padam made it possible for us to know the deeply subtle experience of the Self, which is to remain still.

1222. Saying, 'Enough of dancing, now be still', Padam bestowed on me the state of true Jnana that exists forever, in my
          Heart, as my own nature.

471.   The sovereign grace of Padam completed my Sadhana with the words 'Be still'. What a wonder is this!

(Tr. as mentioned in the first of serial post.)

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 06:12:00 PM »

continues....


1246. Manikkavachagar's Tiruvachakam expresses in words the exuberant, graceful experience of Sivam, which transcends speech.

1295.  Tiruvachakam is a work that deserves to be experienced.  The meaning of its sweet verses is beyond intellectual knowledge.

1324.  When asked by others about the meaning of the Tiruvachakam, the great saintly Manikkavachagar pointed at the
           subtle chidakasa (space of consciousness) in the Nataraja Temple and merged in it.

1325.  The Tiruvachakam is a sea of divine honey expressing the God experience that puts an end to the birth misery of getting
           caught in a mother's womb.

1565.  Padam made me merge in the essence of of the Tiruvachakam (reveling it to be) the ultimate conclusion of the Vedas.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 11:02:11 AM »

Bhagavan's Promises and Declarations:

(Ed. David Godman  and others)

144.. Padam tells and reveals:  'Instead of knowing with certainty by inquiry that I myself am present as your 'I" why do you
despair?

525.  To become established as the Self within the Heart, is to experience my real nature, which is pure Bliss.

916.  Know me s the true essence of Jnana that shines uninterruptedly in your Heart.  Destroy the objectifying awareness of the
ego-mind that arrogantly cavorts as 'I'.

994.  While I am shining in your Heart as 'I-I', your own real nature, you attempt to 'attain' me is indeed a great marvel !

367.  To meditate on my Swarupa (true nature), which possesses the light that is the source of life, all that is needed is your
one pointedness of mind. 

368.  Whether you retire to the forest or remain in the midst of everyday life, attain my Swarupa in the home that is Heart.

995.  Your search to attain me is like searching all over the world, ceaselessly straining to find the necklace around your neck.

996.  Just as you know that the necklace is there by feeling your neck, seek the treasure of Self, your real nature, within
the Heart, and know it.


1661.  Those who have come to my feet with love, and without delaying, are those whose birth has been graced by God.
Theirs is an eminent and true life.

1662,  Through the thought of the feet of Guru who has reigned over devotees, the intense darkness of ignorance, present
in the hearts of devotees will perish and ultimate liberation will be attained here and now.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 02:16:48 PM »
Bhagavan's Promises and Declarations:

continues.....

230.   Padam lovingly said: 'It will be a duty well done if you place all your duties upon me.'

371.  For the cruel disease of burning samsara to end, the prescribed diet is to entrust all your burdens on me.'

360.  In order that your needless anxieties  cease, make sure that all your burdens are placed on me through the courageous
act of depending totally on grace.

1045. If you completely surrender all your responsibilities to me, I will accept them as mine and manage them.

1619. When bearing the entire burden remains my responsibility, why do you have any worries?

2253. Why do you still retain attachment to the mental concepts of 'I' and 'mine' when, on that day, you had offered up all
those things to me, avowing them to be mine?

236.  If you inquire and know me, the Self within, in that state, there will be no reason for you to worry about the world.

237.  Abandon the drama (of the world) and seek the Self within. Remaining within, I will protect you, ensuring that no harm
befalls you.

238.  Seek my grace within the Heart. I will drive away your darkness and show you the light.  This is my responsibility.

1656. Like the children of an emperor, my devotees are heirs to abundant rejoicing.

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 01:28:34 PM »
continues....

Bhagavan's Promises and Declarations:

262.  Splendorous Padam declares, 'Meditating on me with no sense of difference between us, is accepting my Grace
         and offering yourself to me.  This in itself is enough.'

521.  If you worship me by meditating well on the excellence of my true nature, the greatness of your true nature, will well
         up in your Heart.

522. Knowing that what abides in your Heart is the Self, my true and real nature, you should search for it there.  Only this
        can be regarded as meditating on me with devotion.

1313. Padam advises:  'Keeping one's attention on the subtle consciousness that is experienced by the extremely subtle
          mind is personal service to me.'

914. The compassionate heart that flows from me to you will never fail except when you cease to have remembrance of 'me'
        who command and conduct everything.

915. You can know and experience my grace, which is my nature, if you remember me with no forgetfulness in your heart.     

contd.,

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 11:31:21 AM »
Padamalai - continues.....

Bhagavan's Promises and Declarations: 

523.  Seeking my true nature in your Heart, discovering it and rejoicing in it by bathing in the bliss of my Jnana Swarupa --
this is union. 

524.  Only bhakti sadhana performed continuously with love will facilitate easily, in a gradual way, this union.

366.  Enter with love the temple that is your own Heart and experience the bliss of being absorbed in my Swarupa,
becoming one with it. 

450.  I myself will command and control a mind that has died by the sacrifice of the ego.

347.  'You should offer up to me the bright ruby of your mind.  That is the gift that will bring me delight.'

348.  The sweet love I love for such a mind I do not have anything else.'  Padam desires this.

contd.,           

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Padamalai - Muruganar
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 02:08:26 PM »

continues....

Bhagavan's Promises and Declarations:

978.  Padam receives the minds of loving devotees as an offering, swallowing them through a ruby-red light.

143.  Padam receives the minds of loving devotees as an offering, swallowing them through a ruby-red light.

598.  Why do you pointlessly find fault with me, saying that I no longer look at you?

599.  If you would only fix your gaze upon me, you would know that, established in the Heart, my gaze is ever fixed upon you.

50.   Looking at you from within the Self, I never leave you.  How can this fact be known to your externalized vision?

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.