Which is joy? Which is happiness?

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If one gets fame, money and good name and also has got people around him to realize it, then they feel that it is the biggest happiness. We human consider this as the greatest happiness and make our life move towards all these happiness. Some of them attain this state of happiness but for some people it remains as a far peak state which they could never attain. In this way only the people are leading their lives.

Paambaatti Siththar says that all these are not the state of happiness but realizing the supreme being is the most happiest thing and also he says the way of attaining it in the following song.

"பேசரிய நவவாயில் பீற்றல் துருத்தி
paesariya navavaayil peetral thuruththi
பெருங்காற்று உள்புகுந்ததால் பேச்சு உண்டாச்சே
perungaatru ulpugunhthathaal paechu undaachae
ஈசன்நிலை அறியாருக்கு இந்தத் துருத்தி
eesannilai ariyaarukku inhthath thuruththi
எரிமண்ணிற் இரையென்றே ஆடாய் பாம்பே!
erimannir iraiyenrae aadaai paambae!"

- பாம்பாட்டிச் சித்தர் (Paambaatti Siththar)

The goldsmith’s use an instrument named bellows which they use to blow air to the furnace. When it is operated, it takes the air from outside and blows the air through a hole to the furnace, so that the flame burns brightly. Paambaatti Siththar says that the human body is also similar to this.

There are nine holes in our body. Each one of them serves a purpose individually. Only if these function properly, the person remains alive. For all these, fundamentally we require oxygen. By handling the breath properly by doing the rechak, purak and kumbhak, we shall attain vaasi yoga. When the vaasi yoga is being done, the kundalini will also be attained and will result in realizing the Supreme Being.

But the human do not realizing this and go behind the unstable happiness and Paambaatti Siththar compares them to the dead body burning in the cemetery.

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The way of attaining the birthless mukthi

Author: தோழி / Labels:

Mukthi - salvation/final emancipation

The journey of human life which begins from the moment we take birth continues till our last breath. In this journey, the path that we choose decides our consequences and its effects. Paambaatti Siththar narrates how to choose that path in the following way. 

"தசநாடி தசவாயு சத்த தாது
thasanaadi thasavaayu saththa thaathu
சார்ந்த மரக்கப்பல் அதுதத்தி வீழுமே
saarntha marakkappal athuthaththi veezhumae
இசைவான கப்பலினை ஏக வெள்ளத்தில்
isaivaana kappalinai aega vellaththil
என்னாளும் ஓட்டத் துணிந்து ஆடாய் பாம்பே!
ennaalum oattath thuninthu aadaai paambae!"

- பாம்பாட்டிச் சித்தர் (Paambaatti Siththar)

If the waves increase, then the ship in the ocean loses its control and sinks into the ocean. But the ship which travels in an ocean without much of waves will reach to the destination safely.

Likewise if this body which is made out of ten tubular vessels (dasanaadi), ten vital airs (dasavaayu), seven types of constituent elements (saththa thaathu) are not placed towards the Supreme Being then it will fall on the ground like a ship drowned in the ocean.

Like the ship travelling in a waveless ocean, if the body and soul are placed towards the supreme being then the bitrthless beatification state can be attained says Paambaatti Siththar.

Ten tubular vessels (Dhasanaadi) -

Idakalai, Pingalai, Suzhimunai, Pooda, Gaandhaari, Aththisinguvai, Alampudai, Sangini, Guru, Kanni are ten tubular vessels.

Ten vital airs of the body (Dhasavaayu) -

Abaanan, Pranan, Samaanan, Udhaanan, Viyaanan, Naagan, Koorman, Giridharan, Devathaththan, Dhanunjayan are ten types of vital airs.

Seven constituent elements of the body (Saththa Thaathu) -

Rasam, blood, bone, skin, muscle, brain and sperm are seven constituent elements of the human body.

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Guru is everything!

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Our ancient moral book have positioned the guru after the mother and father. God also comes after them only. The vedas tell the same as “Guru saatchaath parabrahmam thasmai sree Guruvae namaha”.

In the siddhalogy, it is not necessary to describe about the greatness of the Siththars at all. Because they are the origin and end. The Siththars strongly believed that there is nothing superior to the guru. At this point we should recall the proverb, ‘any art without a guru is of waste’.

Paambaatti Siththar explains the greatness of the guru in the following way.

"சாற்றும் உடல்பொருள் ஆவி தத்தமாகவே
saatrum udalporul aavi thaththamaagavae
தானம் வாங்கிநின்ற எங்கள் சற்குருவினைப்
thaanam vaanginira engal sarguruvinaip
போற்றி மனம்வாக்கு காயம் மூன்றும்பொருந்தப்
poatri manamvaakku kaayam moonrumporunthap
புகழ்ந்து புகழ்ந்து நின்றாடாய் பாம்பே!
pugazhnthu pugazhnthu niraadaai paambae! "

- பாம்பாட்டிச் சித்தர் (Paambaatti Siththar)

Body, object and soul all these have come from the supreme being. The guru only is the form of that supreme being. We should praise and do honors to that guru. Paambaatti Siththar also says that we should realize whatever guru told and act accordingly.

As far as my knowledge, this type of celebration is rarely seen in the songs of the Siththars. I feel that as since it is about guru he brought such a celebrating state into this song.

In the next post I shall meet with another song.

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