When we were fetus in mother womb, we were small in size. We took food from mother's womb. After we take birth we have food from mother earth.
We grow our body by eating food/fruits/vegetables. We convert food to our human body. Cells / blood/ tissues/bones/nerves are created by the food and other five elements we eat. We have a potential to convert food to human. If food was out side(not eaten), making human body is impossible task. Have we ever thought about that great potential? Ignored it? Take it for granted?
We learn everything from others. After birth mother tells who is father/mother/relatives.. Parents feeds many other information. Friends feed what they know from others. Teachers give many knowledge about this world. What ever stored in us act as mind. Mind acts through our five senses. Our mind act based on the information stored. Five senses are eyes,ear,tongue,nose,skin.
Body is built by us, mind works based on the information within us.These two are our TOOLS. We have home/money/Car. Similarly we have body and mind. Is it not?
We are identifying others and our self with body and mind. Body and mind are our tools. We identify others with their tool.
Is it not a false/wrong life we are living?
Science says our body cells completely becomes new every ~7 years. Mind also keeps changing.We struggle our life with tools that are not permanent. Then what is permanent in this world? We eat sleep reproduce like animals.
We are not body and mind. Then who are we? We are The SOUL/Spirit/Athma. In Tamil its called as UYIR.There are many names give to SELF. We should not get confused.
Souls can't be destroyed. Its a permanent one. Should not we realize that?
Soul is responsible for Creation Maintenance destruction of cells and many more activities.
In Hindu tradition we call it as BRAHMA VISHNU SIVAN. All are in our body. But we are searching this outside temples. Should n't we turn inward to see them?
If one dies, body lies in the ground, soul departs. "People say he left only body is lying here. Bury it". When condition of the body gets worse soul quits the body. We can't live in a home that's in very bad state. We look for some other house.Should not we know self before this death? Saints say it rare, very rare to attain the human birth.
We always look out side, that's what is taught to us. From our childhood we are taught to study well in school, get good marks and earn more money. Life was aligned to money/material. Though its important for the life, we made it as our life. Priority was given only for money.
No one has taught us to find who we are. We don't allow the children to ask these kinds of questions. Its very sad. We don't know that all suffering in life is due to lack of this knowledge.
Now we understood I'm Soul/Athma/Spirit. But we are not able to realize/experience that. Why?
We lived our life by looking outside and accumulated many things using mind. They all got stored in us. When we turn inward accumulations stored in us make us to look outside.We call these accumulations as KARMA(action). All sufferings in the life is because of the karmic accumulation.
Every one in this world want to live a happy life! How it will happen? By eating, drinking, sleep or sex? These are temporary. The end result is suffering. It is not everlasting and not infinite and considered to be very negligible when compared with divine bliss. Only realizing self will give infinite pleasure.
To live a happy life one should clear this karma first. How to clear that? Is there a way? Is it possible?
One should know what Ramalinga vallalar done for people of this world.
In Vadalore(200 Kms from chennai, 30 Kms from Chidambaram, 106 kms from Thiruvannamalai)
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Ramalinga vallalar established a temple called Sathya Gnana Sabai. It is called as spiritual temple for this world. He built a temple to represent God as such. Unlike other temples, Sathya Gnana Sabai symbolizes the body, soul and karma. There is a Lamp/Jothi inside the temple.
7 screens - Karma, Maya, Ego
Lamp/Jothi - Soul.
One has to open the door - Thiruvadi/Holy feet of this temple-body, remove all seven screens to
see the Jothi/Soul.
Now we don't know how to do that. From childhood we always learn from others. If we don't know physics we ask physics teacher. If we don't know how to prepare food we ask mother. Same we need to take help from someone who knows this. Find someone who is having this as experience. Vallalar advised people to
That 'someone' is called GURU. He is spiritual teacher.
MATHA(mother) PITHA(father) GURU(teacher) Deivam(God). We know father and mother, next
step is to surrender to Guru and realize the soul/spirit and God.
When we have karma(impure) God won't let us near to him. We should do THAVAM/Penance with help of Guru to clear the karma. Once karma is cleaned we are eligible to see our self and God.
VEDAM/KURAN/BIBLE/BAGAVATHGEETHA and many other scriptures says God is light.
RAMAMLINGA VALLALAR says God as Arut-perun-jothi. A vast - grace - light. Our soul is a tiny bit of that vast light. A small jothi.
Only after realizing the soul we can see the God. Till that time God is an imagination.
To realize self, we should know where is soul in our body.
God being compassionate on his children has kept the soul in a safe place. Where?
As per the songs of siddhas, experienced masters and saints, head is the most important part of our body. All five senses are in our head. The head is the safe place covered with skull. Soul is present in head. Soul is in the meeting point of five senses in our head. Our five senses are the ways to interact with the world. These are doors in our body.
SARIYAI - Going to holy places.
KRIYAI - Chant Matras/Holy words
YOGAM - Breathing exercises, yoga ....
GNANAM. - Knowing god through self.
In first three steps above we'll use mind. All the activities happens using the mind. The last and final step Gnanam we should not use the mind! What to do with the mind? Surrender the mind to holy feet of God.
When our mind start working, karma will keep increasing. So we should stop the mind. So one should meet the guru get initiated for self realization. Guru will guide us with compassion.
This is technique was followed by Siddhas/Saints.
This initiation is called THIRUVADI/HOLY FEET THEKSHAI.
EYES ARE HOLY FEET(THIRUVADI) OF GOD.
Once initiated from guru, we should DO NOTHING(SUMMA IRU -Tamil), surrender the mind in the holy feet of God. EYES!!! Do Thavam with determination. Karma will get cleared by the pure heat generated. Tears will flow like a river and drenches the body. This what vallalar told in the song Gnana Sariyai.
There are 7 layers before the soul. Vallalar represented this in VADALORE TEMPLE(sathya gnana sabai) as 7 screens. All 7 layers has to be destroyed by penance. The light in the eyes travels and reaches the soul.
Significance of Guru.
Guru devo maheshvarah
Guru saakshaat para-brahma tasmai shree gurave namah
Guru is parabrahma. Para-brahma is Vast grace light.
Guru being with us, helps to clean all the karmas. Only we need to do is DO NOTHING(SUMMA IRU). Every thing will happen in suksuma.
When God appears before you, first thank the guru, then thank God. If you were not clean God will not
come near to you. Guru's work is incomparable.
Take bath in the meeting point of three oceans in Kanniya Kumari. Pray vallai - Bagavathi amman(mother of all souls). Meet guru on or before 9 am on any day with prior appointment, obtain upadesam(preaching) Thiruvadi Deeskhai(Initiation).
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