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thought for the day- pg 66- ASHTALAKSHMI STOTRAM (Page 22)

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Posted: 27 January 2014 at 11:41pm | IP Logged
Nice story thala

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 12:56am | IP Logged
Thanks Rama
Only last week me and my son were talking
about this story
Krishna's teachings are like
Amuthasurabhi...

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 1:36am | IP Logged
thanks Rama di

beautiful

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 11:42am | IP Logged
Thanks rama ...heard this story before but still like to listen these story again 

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With sandy struggling in TA and the  Diya, Baati name itself reminded me of this story and verses. 


Alwars were 12 Tamil Poets who lived in 5AD to 10 AD 
This story is about three of them Poigai, Bhoothath and Pey Alwar in 7 AD.
 
Poigai Alwar was wandering in a place called Thirukkovilur, in Tamil Nadu. It was day time, but suddenly it became dark and started raining. Poigai Alwar took shelter in a small hideout. He was joined by Bootath Alwar and Pey Alwar! There was only room for all three of them to stand. They stood there exchanging stories of their visits to temples, etc. Suddenly they felt the presence of a 4th person. It was dark, n gloomy n raining n no space. In the light of the lightening they cld barely see the fourth person, n thought it could be lord Narayana. They wished to see him continuously. 

So Poigai Alwar composed 100 verses:

vaiyam thagaLiyA vArkadalE neyyAga
veyya kadhirOn viLakkAga - seyya
sudar AzhiyAn adikkE sUttinEn sol mAlai
idarAzhi nIngkugavE enRu

The world as the vessel, 
the ocean as the ghee,
 the Sun with its rays 
as the illuminated wick and lamp (light),
i string this  garland of words for you,
so that our miseries be removed!

Bhootath Alwar sang 100 verses:

Anbe Thagliyaa Aarvame Neyyaaga
Inburugu Chintai Idu Thiriyaa
Nanpurugi Gnaana Chudar Vilakku Etrinen
Naaranarku Gnaana Thamizh Purindha Naan

With Love as the vessel, 
endearing involvement (interest or enthusiasm) as the ghee, 
knowledge as the wick 
i light the lamp of wisdom
dedicating myself to Lord Narayana!

The tiny hideout was well lit now with the lamps of love and imagination, thanks to the two poets. darkness(ignorance) dispelled, with the room illuminated, 

 Pey Azhwar, stood there admiring the form of lord Narayana and sang 100 verses, 

Tiruk Kanden Pon Meni Kanden- Thigazhum
Arukkan Ani Niramum Kanden-Seruk Kilarum
Pon Aazhi Kanden Puri Sangam Kai Kanden
En Aazhi Vannan Paal Inru 

I see You, the golden form of the lord,
i see your beautiful smile, his enchanting face, 
  his sudarshana chakra (discus)
the hand holding his conch,
i surrender to the lord!

Alwars were saying, all one needs is bakthi or devotion to reach God! 

My grandma used to tell this story n say that they didnt have resources like lamp, or match stick or oil, but Poigai alwar, used his brain n imagination to light his way,
boothath alwar, with ardent love, commitment, interest and knowledge lit the way for others, and
If u put your mind to it, n do anything with love and devotion,  one can achieve anything in life, even see God! 

I really like these poems for their imagery, the beauty of the verses and the meaning it conveys! 

Thanks for reading and sharing with me! Hope you enjoyed it too!






Edited by ..PT.. - 28 January 2014 at 5:05pm

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 3:32pm | IP Logged
Background Information on Alwars!
Alwars or Alzwars, were 12 tamil poets devotees of Narayana, n along with 63 Nayanmars, helped the revival of Hinduism after the spread of Budhism, n jainism! They also brought hinduism back from the vedic ritualistic religion to Bakthi Marga, which said, devotion the only path of salvation!. Among the 12, one was a woman poet, and they all came from different commuities, n walks of life, ksathriya, 3  brahmin, to potter, cultivator n one was even a thief by profession, n  three were found babies!  I mentioned this becz, they were all not from  learned or privilege class. 

Again, I am not an authority, there might be mistakes in my translation or interpretation! Thanks!


Edited by ..PT.. - 28 January 2014 at 5:12pm

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 4:21pm | IP Logged
@PT...wonderful verses. Thank u for sharing.
@Thala...Nice story.Tfs.
Thala&GM combo is rocking guys Thumbs Up

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Posted: 28 January 2014 at 11:25pm | IP Logged
a very good TFTD govindo
beautiful verses
i dont know much about alwars
thanks for the info

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