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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 03:07:57 AM »
Wonderful thread:) thanks for posting!

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 11:07:24 AM »
23.  கையினிற் கனியுன் மெய்ரசங் கொண்டுவ
        கைவெறி கொளவரு ளருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, the fruit in my hand, bestow Your grace so that I may be blissfully
       intoxicated by drinking your juice, the Reality(that is, by experiencing the real Self).

24.  கொடியிட் டடியரைக் கொல்லுனைக் கட்டிக்
         கொண்டெஙன் வாழ்வே ளருணாசலா.

      O Arunachala, how can I survive after embracing You, who has hoisted
      a flag(to announce your vow) to kill your devotees?
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2014, 11:01:23 AM »
25.  கோபமில் குணத்தோய் குறியா யெனைக்கொளக்         
         குறையென் செய்தே னருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala , who are of angerless nature, what wrong  have I done that You
       have taken me as the target (of your angry).

Note:  A praise in the form of a seeming reproach.  That is, the devotee is here praising by asking indirectly Arunachala, "What qualification do I have that you have selected me out of all the countless souls in the world and have decided by Your uncaused grace to destroy my ego?".


26.  கெளதமர் போற்றுங் கருணைமா மலையே
         கடைக்கணித் தாள்வா யருணாசலா .

      O Arunachala, great Hill of Grace praised by Gautama, make me Your own by bestowing
      Your gracious glance (kataksha) upon me.

 
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 10:52:27 AM »
27.  சகலமும்  விழுங்குங் கதிரொளி யினமன
       சலச மலர்த்தியி டருணாசலா.


       O Arunachala, sun of bright rays who swallow everything ( the entire world-picture);
       make my mind lotus blossom.

      Just  as a closed lotus-bud cannot blossom unless the light of the sun falls upon it, so the bud
      like mind cannot blossom with Self knowledge unless the gracious light of Arunachala falls upon it. 
      When Arunachala is such a powerful sun, that it can swallow the whole universe, will it not be easy  for
      It to mature the mind-lotus and make it blossom?
     
     The words 'Sakalamum Vizhungum' (which swallow everything) may also be taken to mean
     'which  swallow all my defects'.


Note:  If a cinema show is going on in a tent in day time. the pictures can be seen on the screen only because of the limited light of the projector and because of the background of artificial darkness caused by the tent.   If a powerful wind were to blow away that tent, the bright sunlight would flood in, the darkness would vanish and thus all the pictures on the screen would be swallowed up. Similarly, the entire picture of the world, soul and God can be seen only because of the limited light of the mind (which is a reflection of the original light of Arunachala, the real Self), and because of the background of the darkness of ignorance caused by forgetfulness of Self.  When Self Knowledge (the bright light of Arunachala) dawns, the background darkness of ignorance or Maya will vanish and thus the whole picture of the World, Soul and God will be swallowed up and disappear.


28.  சாப்பா டுன்னைச் சார்ந்துண வாயான்
       சாந்தமாய்ப் போவ னருணாசலா .

       O Arunachala, was it merely to eat food by depending upon You that I came to
       You as a Sadhu ( a religious mendicant)?  ( Did I not come to You in order to satify my spiritual
       hunger by attaining union with You?).
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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 11:56:20 AM »
Dear Balaji,

The Verse 28 also means:  I came to You as food for my eating.  When I leaned to your support, you have eaten me!
Arunachala also has got a name as Uyir uNNi - one who eats the ego.


Arunachala Siva.
 

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 01:53:51 PM »
Dear Subramanian sir

Thank you for another explanation.
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2014, 01:36:17 PM »
29.  சித்தங் குளிரக்கதி ரத்தம்வைத் தமுதவா
         யைத்திற வருண்மதி யருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, Moon of Grace, in order to cool my mind
       (which is being burnt by the fire of wordly desires), open the gate of immortality
        by placing upon me Your hands, the rays ( of Your grace).

Note:  The words amuta vay, which literally mean the mouth of amrita (ambrosia or immortality) are, taken by some translators to mean  ‘ the ambrosial orifice’,  which is suggestive of the imagery used in Raja Yoga.  However ,  since Sri Bhagavan generally did not use such imagery, the words amuta vay are here taken in their simpler sense to mean the gate of immortality;  that is, the gate of liberation, which is the state of bodilessness and deathlessness.

30.  சீரை யழித்துநிர் வாணமாச் செய்தருட்
         சீரை யளித்தரு ளருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala , graciously bestow upon me the glory of Your grace, destroying my (wordly )
       glory and establishing me in Nirvana ( the natural state of Self).

Note:  The word Sirai means both ‘glory’ and ‘covering' while the word
Nirvanam means both the natural state of self and unveiled.   Thus a parallel meaning for the words sirai azhittu nirvanama seydu (destroying my glory and establishing me in Nirvana) is ‘ destroying my coverings   ( the five sheaths ) and making me unveiled ( devoid of all adjuncts or upadhis)’.
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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2014, 12:48:14 PM »
31.  சுகக்கடல் பொங்கச் சொல்லுணர் வடங்கச்
        சும்மா பொருந்திடங் கருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, be quietly united with me there ( in my heart),
       so that the ocean of Bliss may surge forth (within me ) and so that my speech and mind may subside.


32.  சூதுசெய் தென்னைச் சோதியா தினியுன்
        சோதி யுருக்காட் டருணாசலா.
 
      O Arunachala without testing me hereafter by playing tricks, show me
      Your form of light ( Your true form of pure self consciousness).
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2014, 04:19:53 PM »

33.  செப்படி வித்தைகற் றிப்படி மயக்குவிட்
        டுருப்படு வித்தைகாட் டருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala, having made me give up this worldly delusion of learning the arts
        of deception, reveal to me the art of self-abidance.


Note:  The arts of deception (seppadi-viddhai) are arts such as displaying siddhis and performing other kinds of jugglery.   This also includes 64 arts.

The word uru, which literally means ' form' here means 'self or 'swarupa' one's own real nature.   Hencen though in colloquial usage uruppadu means to be formed or reformed, in this context uruppadu-viddhai is taken to mean the  art of becoming self or the art of self abidance.

34.  சேரா யெனின்மெய் நீரா யுருகிக்கண்
        ணீராற் றழிவே னருணாசலா

       O  Arunachala, if You do not unite with me, my body will melt into water
       (due to the fire of my intense longing for You) and I shall drown in a river of tears.
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2014, 10:35:18 AM »
35.  சையெனத் தள்ளிற் செய்வினை சுடுமலா
         லுய்வகை யேதுரை யருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala , if You reject me saying, chai,(the fruit of ) the karmas done
       (by me in the ast, present and future ) will surely  burn me, and what will be the way for me to
       be saved? Tell me.

36.  சொல்லாது சொலிநீ சொல்லற நில்லென்று
          சும்மா விருந்தா யருணாசலா.

O  Arunachala, saying without saying, ' Be without  speech', You remained still.

Explanatory paraphrase:  O Arunachala, through silence You instructed me,
'Be Still', without the least action of mind, speech or body', and You also remained still in such a fashion.
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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2014, 10:40:51 AM »

37.  சோம்பியாய்ச் சும்மா சுகமுண் டுறங்கிடிற்
         சொல்வே  றென்கதி யருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, tell me, if you merely sleep ( in this manner) enjoying the bliss ( of self)
       like an idler, then what will be my condition?


38.  சௌரியங் காட்டினை சழக்கற்ற தென்றே
         சலியா திருந்தா யருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala , when did You show Your valour and destroy my defects? (Yet) You remain without moving.

Explanatory Note:  O Arunachala, when did You show the valour of Your Grace, thereby destroying all the defects in me?  You have not yet done so, but still You remain unmoved like this, without showing the least concern for me.
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2014, 10:53:38 AM »

39.  ஞமலியிற் கேடா நானென் னுறுதியா
        னாடிநின் னுறுவே னருணாசலா.


       O Arunachala,(without the all powerful help of your grace) by what strength
       can I, who am worse than a dog, seek and attain You?.


40.   ஞானமில் லாதுன் னாசையாற் றளர்வற
         ஞானந் தெரித்தரு ளருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala, graciously bestow Jnana upon me in order to put an end to
        the weary suffering (which I am undergoing) due to desire for you without Jnana.

Explanatory Note:   O Arunachala, though I am longing for You intensely, I am devoid of Jnana, the true knowledge of your real nature and thus I am undergoing great suffering.   In order to remove this weary suffering of mine graciously bestow upon me the knowledge of Your real nature (non duality) where no longing of separation is experienced.
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2014, 10:31:13 AM »
 41.  ஞிமிறுபோ னீயு மலர்ந்திலை யென்றே
        நேர்நின் றனையென் னருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala "like a bee (hovering in front of an unblossomed bud),
        why should even You stand in front of me saying.   You have not blossomed
        ( that is, You have not yet attained spiritual maturity)"?

Note:  A bee hovering in front of an unblossomed bud must wait patiently until the sun makes that bud blossom.  But why should Arunachala hover like a bee in front of the immature devotee's heart to blossom with spiritual maturity?  Since Arunachala is ' the Sun to the sun', as said in verse- I of Sri Arunachala Patikam; it is He alone who must make the devotee's heart blossom.


42.   தத்துவந் தெரியா தத்தனை யுற்றாய்
         தத்துவ மிதுவென் னருணாசலா.

         O Arunachala, (by your causeless grace)   You have taken possession
         of a blemishful wretch (myself) who did not know any principle (tattva) what a (gracious) principle this is !.
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: The Bridal Garland of Letters in praise of Sri Arunachala by Sri Sadhu Om
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2014, 11:38:55 AM »
43.   தானே தானே தத்துவ மிதனைத்
         தானே காட்டுவ யருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala, Self( the consciousness, ' I am') itself is the Reality.  Reveal this to me Yourself.

44.   திரும்பி யகந்தனைத் தினமகக் கண்காண்
         டெரியுமென் றனையென் னருணாசலா.

O my Arunachala, You said, Turning back, daily see the   'I'  with the inner eye;  it will (then), be known'.

Explanatory  Note:  O Arunachala, my Real Self, you taught me, "Turning away from external objects with intense desirelessness or vairagya, persistently scrutinize the feeling 'I' with an introverted attention, then only will you realize the truth that Self itself is the Reality."
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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 45.  தீரமி லகத்திற் றேடியுந் தனையான்
          றிரும்பவுற் றேனரு ளருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala, having sought You with a mind devoid of courage
        I have come back (to You praying) bestow Your grace upon me.

Explanatory Note:  O Arunachala, I sought you inwardly as the real Self, but since my mind lacked the necessary strength of desirelesness or vairagya, I  failed to attain you.   Therefore I now come back to you and pray, " Bestow your Grace upon me by giving me the strength which is necessary to turn away from external objects and realise you as my real self.

46.   துப்பறி வில்லா விப்பிறப்  பென்பய
          னெப்பிட வாயே னருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, of what use is this birth without vichara-jnana (knowledge born of self-enquiry), 
       (Therefore) come to make it ( my birth) worthy (by graciously enabling me to attain such knowledge).
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya