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Sanathana Dharmam – Chapter 3 – Life

                                                 
                                                   Life

We humans have taken birth to live. We should live happily. We should live a healthy life without illness and with excellence. That’s the life.

Sanathana dharma is the one which guides all the people whether born poor or rich to lead a happy and joyful life in any place.

Somehow we took birth in this world! After taking birth we should be on the correct track and enhance the life and live ideally.

The life and history of the Gnanis/saints who have lived in our nation is the lesson for us. We should learn only good things. We should stick to that.

The books of every Gnanis/Saints were great lesson to us. It’s our treasure.
“My life is my message” beautifully told by a saint.
Periya Puranam recites 63 nayanmar’s history. Think about it, were there are only 63 devotees of god in our country?
There are millions and millions of holy, incomparable, genuine, eminent Gnanis/Saints in our country.
Why sekkizhar(Sekkilaar) considered only 63 people?
These 63 people were born and brought up in different caste/groups. They were doing different types of businesses. They were in different stages/states. They were similar only in attaining the supreme lord. They lived with intense devotion, love and discipline.

“Whatever work one does, whatever suffering one experiences, the devotee’s mind is in moonam (divine silence)” This truth told by a siddhar is the perfect truth.
This is a lesson for us! Moral! Whatever may be your state/condition, it proclaims that Supreme lord will save and bless you. All our puranam tells the same.

Humans should live as human beings. One has to discard his bad habits/character.
Our ancestors have taught us to gratify our mind. Our ancestors had preached good discipline, ethics, culture, love and ways to show affection.

We are human beings only when our mind matures and follows the teachings of them. Taking birth as a human being, we should become good/matured/complete human.

Only a complete human with a good soul becomes a Mahathma. He transcends to god, is acclaimed and adored by all living beings.

We took birth with our soul enclosed with (past actions) karma. So we should work to get rid of the karma! This is important. This is Thavam – Penance.

Life is to work to get rid of the karma. Clear all karmas and merge with supreme. This is bliss/ecstasy and prosperity.

The bond between the Guru and disciple should happen for each and every human being in their life.

Those who have taken birth by a father and a mother should have a guru.

With grace of guru, one should know the goal of life and do meditation to get rid of the birth cycle. Life is complete only when you get a guru.

In the current world, the human beings live without any discipline and as per their mind’s whims. They run behind the mind and were dictated by it.

People live for 60-80 years, but how many have lived a life that is appreciated by the society.

“A mother who hears her son being called “a wise and virtuous man” will rejoice more than she did at his birth” – Thirukural.
If society appreciates a man as a virtuous and wise man, that makes the mother happy. We should live like that.
It’s foolish if one lives without any goal and discipline! It’s intelligent, if one decides to live a life in a proper way.
Thiru Arut prakasha vallalar Ramalinga Swamigal clearly explained in “MANU MURAI KANDA VASAGAM” as to how a man should live his life.
In Thiru Aruta(written by vallalar) prose he has explained what human should do after getting up from the bed till he goes to sleep. He has revealed/graced in the section “Nithya(ever) karma(work) vithi(rule)”.
Manumurai Kanada vaasagam – Thiruarutpa

Did I ever make the minds of nobles tremble!
Did I ever deny a hand for someone, drowning in a river?
Did I ever humiliate others by offensive arguments?
Did I ever block the ways for livelyhood?
Did I ever stop people from giving donations?
Did I ever done wrong/injustice?
Did I ever make my close friend tremble?
Did I ever spy for a burglar?
Did I ever hatch against a genial friendship?
Did I ever wreck a life by evil tongue?
Did I ever trouble citizens by increased taxes?
Did I ever dug up anything other than the drinking water pond?
Did I ever make a poor man’s stomach burn and starve?
Did I ever say “NO” to a beggar?
Did I ever assist people who slaughtered living beings?
Did I ever put on flesh by eating flesh?
Did I ever lie for material concern?
Did I ever demolish public dwelling?
Did I ever deceive people by tricks?
Did I ever hurt a lovable person?
Did I ever reduce the wages for a labor rendered?
Did I ever chop up a tree, which gave ease from hot sun??
Did I ever not notice the famished faces?
Did I ever destroy other’s crops on enmity?
Did I ever mess up a family by means of tongue?
Did I ever betray someone hiding out of fear?
Did I ever annoy someone educated?
Have I ever tied up a calf without feeding milk?
Did I ever dilly-dallied to honor a Guru?
Did I ever forget to pay the guru’s fee?
Did I ever cage a bird to scare it off?
Did I ever point out fault in the song of the senior?
Did I ever sell rice mixed with sand and stone?
Did I ever discourage a person who undergoes asceticism?
Did I ever lock up a shrine’s door?
Did I ever angrily yell at Siva’s (God’s) devotee?
Did I ever disregard the sanctified sages/saints?
Did I ever scold my parents?
Did I ever overlook parental advice?
Did I ever act arrogantly indicting god?
I don’t know…
What have I sinned?
What… have I sinned?
Why did such a bad fate hit me?

He recited the sins that human beings should not do.
One should not commit the above sins and live an excellent life.
It’s the man who decides all his actions/activities in his life.

We took birth due to the piraarathuva karma, we should not accumulate more of it, we should seek a guru and surrender to him, get Thiruvadi dheeksai(initiation in holy feet). The karmas that we do in present life should be dedicated to the holy/god’s feet. With complete surrender to holy feet the Aakanmiya karma won’t be ours.

Life has to be lived like this – “Do the action and result should be left to me”. People should ponder the recitation by Lord Kannan/Krishna in Bagavath Geetha.
“Every Action is his” – people should realize this completely and live the life accordingly.
“There is nothing called my action” – one should surrender to god – holy feet and live the life.
“Who am I” – In this life itself – one has try to know the answer to this and realize it.

Each and every one in the society has to do his duty with sincerity and excellence. Society includes each and every one. There is no discrimination between poor and rich and there is no such thing as one is superior and one in inferior.

We need people of all skills! It’s not possible for all the people to do all the work. If everyone does his duty with perfection then country will live in peace/joy. The life of humans will evolve.

The life that we have got now; we should rectify all the defects and live with dedicated and elegant mind! Then anyone can lead an excellent life.

Since we have freedom, can we do anything!? Why do we have police and courts?

Our freedom should be in a disciplined way. We have freedom to perform any action that won’t harm others.

We should live in an excellent way where we won’t even harm small living beings.

In the current world humanity is required for everyone; people say humanity should be present all over the world.

Long ago Indian Gnanis/saints excellently preached a thing better than this.
“All humans belong to one race, god is one”
“All living beings should lead a happy life”
“One should consider all living beings as his soul”

This is how they taught which is to love the soul which is superior to humanity.

They not only preached to love human beings but also all other living creatures of this world. One has to express love to all living beings as himself.

India asserts the Unity in Love for all the Souls. This is the pride of our nation.

One should have broad mind. One has to realize that all the souls are the forms of god. That is the life.

Our ancestors divided our life in terms of eight years. In first eight years our body grows. In second eight years we have education. In third eight years one gets married. In fourth eight years one gives birth and grows the child. In fifth eight years one earns money. The reason for dividing life terms of eight years is because our soul is present in eight, one has to realize that.

They preached this in many ways so that our brain can absorb that.
We have to search and find it. We have to bring that to our experience. This is the purpose of our life.

8th eight in 64 years each and every one should experience the god. This is the truth told by luminaries.
Complete all your responsibilities before that. After the age of 60 years one should have no work other than Penance or meditation. This is the culture of India.
8 – number eight told by all our saadhus, number eight and two told by them, lady saint Avvaiyar said “It’s proper to say number and letter are our eyes”.
“Those called NUMBERS and LETTERS, the wise declare, are eyes to live with”

Same was told by saint Thiruvalluvar.

Numbers 8, 2 in Tamil these number are represented as ‘Ah’,’Uh’. (Ah/uh are also represented as vowels).
Represented in number and letters 8(ah) – 2(uh) are our two eyes.

Tamil vowels start with ‘ah’; god is first to this world. Our saadhus mentioned that god dwells in the right eye as number 8, letter ‘ah’. They explained our right eye as sun.

Moon receives the light from the sun. It’s similar in our body.

There are still secrets of Gnana! Eight divine light art starts from Agni(soul) clarified/effulged in two eyes which look like number eight.

We have to know this and live for the soul to get liberation.

One takes birth to know and realize this and to get freedom. This is the gift given by god to us.

To lead a good life we need good character, in the same way it’s important to have good/healthy food.

Our great siddhas had told many easy and best ways to live the life without diseases.

The great siddhas who told the knowledge of gnana, had compassion on humans and other living beings. They found medicine for diseases while one progresses to make his soul pure.

They explained about cosmos and quality of the nature. They taught us to live a matured/perfect life in different climatic conditions.

What’s their compassion!!

In present situation the whole world suffers from lack of drinking water. Since cost of water is more than milk we can drink 1 liter of milk instead of water! No one knows what will be the increase of water price.

Siddha’s beautifully taught us how to drink water.
“Water should be heated, ghee should be melted, curd/ should be diluted with water, if someone tells the name of person who drinks like this, diseases will be cured.”

Water should be heated well before one drinks it. Ghee should be melted well. One should not eat curd. Curd/yoghurt should be diluted with as much water to consume.

If someone tells the name of the person who eats like this, he would be rid of diseases. We can conclude that if one eats like this, he will lead a healthy life! Eat like this.

There is one important rule which Ramalinga swamigal recited.
“Take care to see that your feces does not become watery”
There are three meanings to it.
First Meaning: Feces should not be watery. One has to take care of that.
Second Meaning : There should be no constipation.
Third : The truth/Gnana.
One should not be controlled/governed by Ego,karma and maya(illusion) – which are the three Feces for our soul. Saadhus sayings gives multiple meanings.
“If someone sings a song after realizing the meaning, they will reach the place where lord(shiva) lives” – Note this song advised by Manivasagar in thiruvasagam.
“One can lead a quality life in this world
When one surrenders his life to god!

Live! Come to live a divine life!!

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