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Darshan of the Frozen Fire - 8
« on: July 05, 2009, 11:23:30 AM »
In my recent visit to Tiruvannamalai,  I also met Mr. J. Jayaraman, the Librarian in the Ramana Centenary Library,
in Morvi Compound.  During last visit I had requested him to
lend me the copy of Easwara Gita, Tamil Verse Translation
and during this visit he lent me his own personal copy for
xeroxing and returning the print copy to him.  And I completed
the xeroxing in double quick time and returned the print copy
to him.

Easwara Gita, is originally available in Sanskrit, Kurma Puranam, in its Brahmi Samhita, Part II.  About 350 years back one
Tattvaraya Swamigal had rendered it in Tamil, in 358 verses.
This Tattvaraya Swamigal is the same who had translated
Kaivalya Navaneetam also in Tamil verses.  Bhagavan has mentioned about this Swami during His conversations.  He has
also recommended Easwara Gita to be read by His devotees.
Sri J. Jayaraman, Librarian, who is a great scholar in Sanskrit
and Tamil had rendered a prose commentary on this Easwara
Gita in 2003 and this has been published by Sri Ramanasramam.

There is no reprint of this book.  Copies are not available in
bookstall.  This book unlike ancient Tamil works is not on the
Saiva Siddhantam but on Advaita.  Kovilur Math and some other Maths have adapted this for teaching to their students.
The Gita goes as the saying of Siva to the four great disciples
viz., Sanaka, Sanantha, Sanatsujata and Sanatkumara. Others,  Narayana and Brahma and Uma are said to be with them in listening to the Gita expounded by Siva.  Sage Vyasa then wrote it in Kurma Puranam as told by Sanatkumara.

I shall try to translate a few verses in English and post them
in a few posts.

Arunachala Siva.