Monday, December 29, 2014

‘Pangayak kannanaip pădelo rembăvai’ - How could you still be in bed without joining us in singing the praises of the Lotus-eyed Bhagavăn?

Nama Article 29th December 2014

ஆண்டாள் நாச்சியார் அருளிச்செய்த திருப்பாவை

உங்கள் புழக்கடைத் தோட்டத்து வாவியுள்

     செங்கழு நீர் வாய் நெகிழ்ந்து ஆம்பல் வாய் கூம்பின காண்

செங்கல் பொடிக் கூறை வெண்பல் தவத்தவர்

     தங்கல் திருக்கோயில் சங்கிடுவான் போதந்தார்

எங்களை முன்னம் எழுப்புவான் வாய் பேசும்

     நங்காய் எழுந்திராய் நாணாதாய் நாவுடையாய்

சங்கொடு சக்கரம் ஏந்தும் தடக்கையன்

     பங்கயக் கண்ணானைப் பாடு ஏல் ஓர் எம்பாவாய்

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji on ThiruppAvai

'Chengal podikkoorai, venpal thavatavar' - Only through dispassion ('virakti') one attains the highest state. Without dispassion it cannot be attained. Where does this dispassion begin? Destruction of senses ('indriya nigraha') is only dispassion. One who has physically renounced his home cannot be called dispassionate. One should renounce mentally. One should keep away from the worldly affairs mentally. Even Bhagavăn says that 'Sarva sangha parityăga' (sacrificing everything) does not refer to adorning a saffron robe but one should keep away from everything mentally. That is being totally detached ('patratru') wherever you are, physically. This is the highest state. This is how the Mahătmas wander about in the world. What is the basic requirement for attaining this state? 'Jihva' - one should control the tongue. If we could control the quality and quantity of food consumed all the other senses come under control very easily. One should not indulge in eating to satiate the tongue. As long as one is unable to control his taste for food he will not succeed in controlling his 'indriyăs'. This is because food rouses rajasic, tămasic and sattvic senses.

'Pangayak kannanaip pădelo rembăvai' - How could you still be in bed without joining us in singing the praises of the Lotus-eyed Bhagavăn?" "

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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