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Sri Guru Ramana Prasadam - 4
« on: April 25, 2009, 06:54:53 PM »
Verse 72:  When I lost myself to the power of Sivam that impels
me towards itself, totally eliminating the bondage of my deluded
mind, an authentic existence lived in true awareness came sharply
into focus so that I experienced a love in which I myself was that
glorious Sivam that shines within the heart as the life of life itself.

Verse 75:  Peace, free of the mind's affliction, rose up from within
as his holy feet became my deeply compassionate support, and
through that peace the profoundly pure state of absolute grace that
is the ultimate conclusion of the Vedas was fittingly revealed within
my heart as the truth of my own self.

Verse 77:  Freeing me from fear, he graciously revealed to the true vision of the Self, Sivam, as the deeply subtle transcendental expanse
of supreme grace, Chitrambalam*.  Forthwith, within my heart that
vision gave me the clear assurance that all other knowledge was a
false creation of the mind.

[* Chitrambalam =literally the Hall, where Siva dances in Chidambaram.  Ambalam = Sabha, Hall.  It means also the deeply
subtle transcendental expanse of supreme grace.]

Verse 80:  Like a honeybee, I dwelt in Mouna at his lotus feet which
reach up to the celestial sphere where Lord Siva's grace bestows
Jnana.  And so my body, breath, consciousness and senses all were
merged in the sweet tranquility of his divine nature of Sivam.

Verse 81:  Through the power of his feet, these inextinguishable lamps that graciously bestow Jnana, he pierced my desolate existence to the core, and as the lofty and unfailing gaze of Sivahood spread
thorugh me, I experienced the incomparable bliss of authentic being.

Verse 83:  Through the grace of my Lord, the highest reality unfolded
within my devotee's heart as his holy feet [the Self] flourished in the
place of my head [the ego].  And through that grace, the irreversible
nature of my allegiance to him* became manifest as liberation from
birth and death.

(* the loss of ego.  Vide ULLadu Narpadu, verse 27)

Verse 84:  Amidst the delusion of the pairs of opposites, preoccupied
by the questions of self and other, knowledge and ignorance, my true
nature was illuminated by the radiance of the supreme reality, so that
the Self, shining forth as "I-I", was revealed in he love-filled state
of blissful Mouna.

(Source: As indicated in Part 1)

Arunachala Siva.