VOICE OF RAMANA PART 18

மலைமருந் திடநீ மலைத்திட வோஅருள்

மலைமருந் தாயொளிர் அருணாசலா.                              (76)

மலை மருந்து இட நீ மலைத்திடவோ அருள்

மலை மருந்தாய் ஒளிர் அருணாசலா.

Malaimarun dhidanee malaiththida voaaruL

Malaimarun dhaayoLir AruNaachalaa.

Serve me drugs that heal

Illusions, my Lord! Why grudge

Make my soul a steal!

Lord of Holy Hill! I am in a fix not knowing how to get rid of illusion about me. Without grudging kindly be a drug on me and remove my illusions.

To remove the physical ailments, doctor dispenses certain medicines. Medicine for the inner conflicts and illusions God himself is not only the dispenser of drugs but also the drug itself. Bhagwan pleads with the Lord of Holy Hill to remove his illusions and ignorance by being a medicine without any hesitation or grudge.

மானங் கொண்டுறுபவர் மானத்தை அழித்துஅபி

மானமில் லாதொளிர் அருணாசலா.                               (77)

மானம் கொண்டு உறுபவர் மானத்தை அழித்து அபி-

மானம் இல்லாது ஒளிர் அருணாசலா.

Maanang koNdurupavar maanaththai azhiththuabi

Maanamil laadhoLir AruNaachalaa.

Transform me like you

My Lord, let the bondage go

Make me pure as Thee!

Lord of Holy Hill! Just as you are free from all bondages, transform me also like you.

However much a seeker is devoted to Him, due to certain bondages like desires and selfishness, which he is unable to give up, chooses to surrender to the Almighty. It is for the God to remove such bondages in the seeker and transform that jeevaathmaa into paramaathmaa and as pure as the God Himself. This is Bhagawan’s pleading with the Lord of the Holy Hill.

மிஞ்சிடில் கெஞ்சிடும் கொஞ்ச அறிவின்யான்

வஞ்சியாது அருளெனை அருணாசலா.                             (78)

மிஞ்சிடில் கெஞ்சிடும் கொஞ்ச அறிவின் யான்

வஞ்சியாது அருள் எனை அருணாசலா.

Minjidil kenjidum konja arivinyaan

Vanjiyaadhu aruLenai AruNaachalaa.

Unstable I stand

Unique be Thy way my Lord!

Behold with Thy grace!

Lord of Holy Hill! Unstable I am; beyond a point I plead with you. With Thy grace, take care without letting me down!

Normal human psychology is to show ones might before the meek and to be meek before the mighty! That attitude is unfortunate indeed and betrays his instability of mind. But it is not right for a seeker. Bhagwan pleads with the Lord of the Holy Hill to bless him with His grace before such an attitude sets in. Ramana does not want to be let down by HIM. Once we get His grace, we will not have that attitude.

மீகாமன் இல்லாமல் மாகாற் றலைகலம்

ஆகாமல் காத்தருள் அருணாசலா.                                 (79)

மீகாமன் இல்லாமல் மாகாற்று அலை கலம்

ஆகாமல் காத்து அருள் அருணாசலா.

Meekaaman illaamal maakaat ralaikalam

Aagaamal kaaththaruL AruNaachalaa.

Vexed I am my Lord!

As anchorless ship in sea

Save me as a guard!

Lord of Holy Hill! Save me from getting tossed like an anchorless ship in a rough sea.

In the sea of life, a person is tossed asunder by the desires, ego, arrogance, selfishness, jealousy and similar negatives. He feels miserable as a ship that is tossed terribly without an anchor in a rough sea and naturally gets vexed. On behalf of such people Bhagwan Ramana requests the Lord of the Holy Hill to save the seeker as a life guard.

முடிஅடி காணா முடிவிடுத் தனைநேர்

முடிவிடக் கடனிலை அருணாசலா.                                (80)

முடி அடி காணா முடி விடுத்தனை நேர்

முடி விடக் கடன் இலை அருணாசலா.

Mudiadi kaaNaa mudividuth thanainEr

Mudividak kadanilai AruNaachalaa.

Wisdom sees no knot

Entangled in ignorance

Thy duty to cut!

Lord of Holy Hill! Beginning and the end of the knot entangling the self and the ego are not seen. Thy grace, I seek to untie the knot.

Ego, jealousy, selfishness, ignorance, illusions etc.entangle the self and disables the jeevaathmaa to realize the bliss of merging with the paramaathmaa. The knot that has been formed can not be easily untied with ones wisdom and knowledge. Ramana is certain that only the grace and compassion of the Lord of the Holy Hill alone can untie the knot and enable the seeker to reach his goal.  . .

 

 

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