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  Sri Ramana Padha Pancharathnam:
Five jewels
(or precious gems) in praise of the Feet of Sri Ramana.

With daily affirmations.

by Sri Siva Prakasam Pillai

Translation by R.K. Sankar


Introduction

Hybrid Vibration in the Subconscious, and Daily Affirmative Life for its Resolution

The categories of affirmations

Four Categories of Affirmations

Song 1 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

5 Jewels in praise of the Feet of Sri Ramana-Song 1-Reconstituted as Spiritual Affirmations:

The 7 affirmations in praise of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 7 Thursdays of 7 successive weeks

The 7 affirmations on the Wisdom Teachings of Satguru Sri Ramana: may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 7 Fridays of 7 successive weeks

The 5 affirmations about God and His unfailing protection to us, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, of the 5 successive working days of each week

Song 2 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

Affirmations from Songs 1 and 2 of 5 Jewels in praise of Sri Ramana: The 8 affirmations in praise of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 8 Thursdays of 8 successive weeks

Song 3 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

23 Aphroisms on the Wisdom Teachings of Sri Ramana from the 3 Songs of 5 Jewels in praise of Him by Sri Siva Prakasam Pillai

The 8 Affirmations about God and His unfailing protection to us, from 3 Songs of 5 Jewels in praise of Sri Ramana by Sri Siva Prakasam Pillai. May be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, of the 8 successive working days of each week

The 11 Affirmations in Praise of Satguru Sri Ramana from the 3 Songs of 5 Jewels in Praise of the Feet of Sri Ramana by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai. May be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 11 Thursdays of 11 successive weeks

Song 4 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

Song 5 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

The 9 affirmations about God and His unfailing protection to us, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, of the 9 successive working days of each week

The 25 aphorisms on the Wisdom Teachings of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be carefully placed in the subconscious with full attention and reverence thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 25 Fridays of 25 successive weeks, so that their true meanings will unfold themselves from within us and impact and transform our consciousness

The 21 affirmations in praise of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 21 Thursdays of 21 successive weeks


Introduction
by R.K. Sankar

I thought I can start translating a very simple text
called Sri Ramana Pada Pancharatnam. A text which many
might not have heard. It consists of 5 poems in Tamil.
Maybe about 20 lines each. These poems praise the Lotus
Feet of Sage Ramana.

In Hindu tradition, as you must be knowing, we worship
the Lotus Feet of Sages. Who have attained Realisation
of Self or God. In a very literal sense. By touching
their physical feet. Their body is treated as a temple
of God. One prostrates before their bodies.

For common people, God and the Sages are identical.
Which means their physical form only. I would recount
one incident recorded in 'Talks with Bhagawan Sri Ramana
Maharshi'. One day, one old lady entered the
Ramanasramam. And, came to the Hall in which Sri
Bhagawan was seated. As usual, in total silence. This
lady came near Sri Bhagawan. And, held His feet tightly.
And, started praying for Blessings. In His inimical
style, Sri Bhagawan remarked 'Is this the Lotus Feet?
The Lord's Feet are in one's Heart. From where the ego
springs. Which is the abode of the awareness 'I-I'. Hold
on to it." I am just giving the essence of what He said.
I do not have the text with me. Nor am I able to
recollect it exactly.

This text is in praise of the Lotus Feet of Sri
Bhagawan. Which is in our true Heart. The seat of the
'I'-I'. Jesus also says that for the wise, the heart is
on the right. This text is by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai. A
great true householder devotee of Sri Bhagawan. He is
the author of the text 'Who am I?'. You must be knowing
about this text.

Hybrid vibration in the Subconscious, and Daily Affirmative Life for its Resolution
by R.K. Sankar

Our subconscious may have the same vibratory state at
two different times. At these two times, two different
emotionally powerful experiences may enter into the
subconscious. Then, they may fuse into one there. And,
form a more powerfully emotional hybrid vibration. This
remains vibrating within the subconscious. As a separate
identifiable portion. These hybrids create and control
our dreams.

We must regularly do self-enquiry. Or, some other
spiritual sadhana. And, conduct our daily lives
according to the scriptures. Or the words of sages.
Otherwise, when we sleep, we would get into the
subconscious from the conscious. These hybrids then
would impress the subconscious from within it. And,
create dreams. Just before waking up. And, from there
impress the conscious waking mind.

This continuous commerce between the 3 states would
repeat itself without our knowledge. After a while,
these hybrids thus create or attract circumstances. In
the waking state, to manifest themselves. That can be
very unwelcome. Particularly, when the emotional
experiences which have gone to make the hybrid were
unpleasant. Which is so for people who are not living a
spiritual life.

We must lead our daily life spiritually. According to
the words of sages like Sri Bhagawan. All their
utterances constitute affirmations. We must translate
these utterances into action in daily life. Then, we are
automatically impressing our subconscious. With these
affirmations.

Then, the day ends. We go to sleep. Our conscious mind
now does not go into the subconscious. But instead, goes
straight into the superconscious. Then, the
superconscious attends to our hybrid vibration. And,
dissolves it. Releasing the component emotional
experiences back into the subconscious. And, creates
dreams. Just before waking up. These components get
resolved in this dream state before waking. All
automatically. Without any effort to do these
specifically. Only things to do are to enquire into the
Self. And, to conduct our daily life according to Sri
Bhagawan's words.

The categories of affirmations. Their impact on the
group-mind. And, from there on our conscious mind. Etc.,
to follow in the next e-mail. Thereafter, the
translation of the main text 'Sri Ramana Padha
Pancharathnam'.

Saint Sri Sadhu Aum praises Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai in
glowing terms. As the only man who asked Sri Bhagawan as
to what His teaching was. He had not learnt any book.
And, had a clear mind. Which strictly followed
Self-Enquiry. And, remained throughout a devotee of Sri
Bhagawan.

These 5 poems have been set in the 5 classical South
Indian Ragas (melodies; this may not be the correct
English Equivalent; and, my music knowledge is
practically nil). These 5 ragas are called the 5
precious jewels. One must hear it. To know its
sweetness.

Sri Muruganar is Brahma. The Hindu God of Creation, so
to say. Because, He often prompted Sri Bhagawan to
compose this or that text. Who always remained still.
But for Sri Muruganar, many of the compositions of Sri
Bhagawan would not have even come into existence.

Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai is Vishnu. The Hindu God of
Preservation, so to say. Who preserved Sri Bhagawan's
teachings and devotion to Sri Bhagawan. By his
extraordinarily melodious songs. On Sri Bhagawan and His
Teachings. Like this particular text. Immortal one, this
is. Once the translation is over, we will realise its
significance.

Saint Sri Sadhu Aum is Rudra. The Hindu God of
Destruction, so to say. Who destroyed the confusing
verbose accretions to Sri Bhagawan's teachings. And,
reestablished the pristine pure non-dual teachings of
Sri Bhagawan. Like Adi Shankara who established
non-dualism firmly as the conclusion of the Vedas for
the first time.

Thus, we have come to know the Trinity.

This text contains affirmations about Sri Bhagawan and
His Teachings. What is the meaning and significance of
affirmation according to scriptures? This will follow in
the next e-mail. Before the actual translation begins.

Yours in Sri Bhagawan

RK Sankar

Four Categories of Affirmations
by R.K. Sankar

We have affirmations about our Guru. In Sanskrit, Gu
stands for Gunatita. One who is beyond the attributes.
Of Light, Activity and Inertia. In Sanskrit, Ru stands
for Rupavarjita. One who is devoid of Form. Thus, the
Guru is one who is beyond attributes and is devoid of
Form. Such a One is our Guru. Bhagawan Sri Ramana
Maharshi.

And, Sri Bhagawan is always One with the Supreme Self.
And, which Supreme Self is also the essence. Of the One
Personal God. Of Hinduism. And, the One Formless God. Of
Islam and Christianity. Thus, we must follow Sri
Bhagawan. That too, wholeheartedly. And, without
entertaining any doubt in our minds. Because, that also
amounts to following the Commandments. Of the One God of
the universe.

Next, we have affirmations about our goal. As set out by
Sri Bhagawan. So that we do not get distracted. By
inessential egoistic attractions. And, get side-tracked.
From our main-pursuit of Self-Enquiry. To attain our
goal of Self-Realisation. These affirmations describe
the Glory of the Self. And thus, inspire us heavily.
And, keep us persisting in Self-Enquiry. Despite
apparent difficulties.

Then, we have affirmations about our method of spiritual
effort. As set out by Sri Bhagawan. That is, about
Self-Enquiry. These affirmations throw light upon it.
And, clarify it. "When you are on your beds, search your
hearts and be silent" (Psalms 4:4, Old Testament, The
Holy Bible)

Finally, we have affirmations about our daily life. As
given by Sri Bhagawan. About the attitudes we must
possess in our daily life. About the understanding we
must have. In relation to the events that may happen to
us. As respects our outer life circumstances. These
protect us from being unduly moved or shaken. By
favourable or untoward happenings. And, help us to
persist in Self-Enquiry.

The formation of our conscious mind. Until our attaining
to the teens. Through the affirmations proceeding from
the group mind. And, its impact on our subconscious.
And, then our spiritual Affirmations. Using our Will
Power. After attaining to the teens. Through our
conscious mind. To reprogram the subconscious. So as to
remove the obstacles to Self-Enquiry.

These will follow in the next e-mail. And then, will
follow the actual translation of the text 'Sri Ramana
Padha Pancharathnam'.

Yours in Sri Bhagawan,

RK Sankar

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Song 1 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

A new-born child functions with its memory. Of the
tendencies inherited from the past births. This is so
upto its 7th year, usually. Then, its reason becomes
functional. Upto, its 14th year, usually. During these
14 years, its conscious mind gets formed. From the
group-mind of the society into which the child is born.

From its parents, first. From its relatives, next.
Later, from its friends and its associates. Much later,
even from the radio and television sets. This conscious
mind gets built upon the foundation of subconscious
mind. Sideways as a projection from it. Or, as an
external accretion upon it.

From 14th year onwards, the Will gets formed, usually.
From now on, the boy or girl can use the affirmation.
Spiritual affirmations. In its conscious mind. This
affirmation will now work in the reverse direction. On
the subconscious mind. If done, before sleep. Then,
transport the consciousness straight upwards into the
superconscious. After sleep. Instead of getting locked
down in the subconscious. As it happens normally, when
one sleeps without using affirmation or other types of
spiritual practices like chanting the Names of God, etc.
Then, from there, will work on the impressions in the
subconscious. Unawares. Then, create dreams. Just before
waking up. In those dreams, the subconscious impressions
will get resolved.

Now, we proceed to the translation of the main text 'Sri
Ramana Padha Pancharathnam'. By Sri Siva Prakasam
Pillai.

Long Live the Feet of the True One (Sri Ramana) !, who
totally cast aside (the non-self of ego and its offshoot
of mind and the world), having perceived the Truth (of
the Self).

Long Live! the Feet of the Existent One (Sri Ramana) !,
who imparts 'as it (the way) abides', the way of
'escaping from bondage (of body-consciousness) and
living (as the Self)'.

Long Live the Feet of the philanthropist (Sri Ramana),
wanting not, akin to the sky (pouring down the blessing
of rain), (even) one benefit in return (for the
blessings conferred).

Long Live the Feet of the celestial (Sri Ramana), having
the auspicious speech, tasting sweet like honey.

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters
'See Who I am', with the High One (the Self) having
welled up (into Him from within).

Long Live the Feet of the Calm One, who says," If one
becomes the Self, and deserts (the ego), the sorrow will
go."

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who grants
the Wisdom that 'I am' is not the body which one loves.
Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings
that one must throw even the burden on Iswara (the
Personal Lord)

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who abides
(without effort, on the ground) that the (Personal) Lord
will take up any (amount and degree of) burden.

Long Live the Feet of the One of (Supreme) Order (Sri
Ramana) who says, "You firmly abide (anchor yourself) in
the uttered path (of Self-Enquiry)".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who 'sounds'
that all is of the Form of the Work of God.

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who 'abides
lying down', that only the inner (ego) and nothing else
is 'marked as the place' (for the Work of God).

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Which rises as 'I am (this body)' ? That(!) is the
mind"

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who 'casts
His glance' (to send the mind inward towards the Self)
saying "Its (the mind's) profit is Wisdom-Vision"

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Without the Grace of (the Personal) God, not one thing
will truly succeed. Because of that alone, abide without
thinking anything."

Will, (Sri) Ramana who protects (us all), desert (us, by
ceasing to hold our hand)? Is He not the great ocean
(or, the endless expanse, comprised) of the Water of
Compassion?

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who says,
"There is no deficiency in the Great Grace (of God)."

Long Live the Feet of the Self-God, SatGuru Sri Ramana,
who is also the (Personal) Lord.

Long Live the Feet of the Peerless and Handsome Sri
Ramana, who is the Father-Mother (to His devotees).

Out of the 5 Songs, the translation of the 1st Song has
been completed. It is set in Ragam (Melody) Nattai. Next
to follow is the utilisation of the meaning of this song
as affirmations on a daily basis over a few days. --Sankar

5 Jewels in praise of the Feet of Sri Ramana-Song 1-Reconstituted as Spiritual Affirmations

The 7 affirmations in praise of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 7 Thursdays of 7 successive weeks:

1 Long Live the Feet of the True One (Sri Ramana) !, who
totally cast aside (the non-self of ego and its offshoot
of mind and the world), having perceived the Truth (of
the Self).

2 Long Live! the Feet of the Existent One (Sri Ramana)
!, who imparts 'as it (the way) abides', the way of
'escaping from bondage (of body-consciousness) and
living (as the Self)'.

3 Long Live the Feet of the philanthropist (Sri Ramana),
wanting not, akin to the sky (pouring down the blessing
of rain), (even) one benefit in return (for the
blessings conferred).

4 Long Live the Feet of the celestial (Sri Ramana),
having the auspicious speech, tasting sweet like honey.

5 Will, (Sri) Ramana who protects (us all), desert (us,
by ceasing to hold our hand)? Is He not the great ocean
(or, the endless expanse, comprised) of the Water of
Compassion?

6 Long Live the Feet of the Self-God, SatGuru Sri
Ramana, who is also the (Personal) Lord.

7 Long Live the Feet of the Peerless and Handsome Sri
Ramana, who is the Father-Mother (to His devotees).

The 7 affirmations on the Wisdom Teachings of Satguru Sri Ramana: may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 7 Fridays of 7 successive weeks:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters
'See Who I am', with the Height (of the Self) having
welled up (into Him from within).

2 Long Live the Feet of the Calm One, who says, " If one
becomes the Self, and deserts (the ego), the sorrow will
go."

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who grants
the Wisdom that 'I am' is not the body which one loves.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One of (Supreme) Order (Sri
Ramana) who says, "You firmly abide (anchor yourself) in
the uttered path (of Self-Enquiry)".

5 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who 'abides
lying down', that only the inner (ego) and nothing else
is 'marked as the place' (for the Work of God).

6 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Which rises as 'I am (this body)' ? That(!) is the
mind".

7 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who 'casts
His glance' (to send the mind inward towards the Self)
saying "Its (the mind's) profit is Wisdom-Vision"

The 5 affirmations about God and His unfailing protection to us, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, of the 5 successive working days of each week:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings
that one must throw even the (whole) burden (of one's
outer life) on Ishwara (the Personal Lord).

2 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who abides
(without effort, on the ground) that the (Personal) Lord
will take up any (amount and degree of) burden.

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
'sounds' that all is of the Form of the Work of God.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
" Without the Grace of (the Personal) God, not one thing
will truly succeed. Because of that alone, abide without
thinking anything. "

5 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who says,
"There is no deficiency in the Great Grace (of God)."

Song 2 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Just be (still) without thinking of anything".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings,
"Every day (always) rest the mind in your abode (of the
Self)".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who resounds,
"Do not slacken (in your effort of Self-Enquiry), and
let awareness of Self-Enquiry slip away".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters
with Grace, "Until attaining to the Form of the Self".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"The relationship attained to with the body will fall
away".

Long Live the Feet of the Good One (Sri Ramana, who
utters), "Because of the enquiry 'Who am I ?'

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters, "Only bliss will well up and up
(from within)".

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who says,
"If you 'sink and merge', 'firmly abide in and
experience' the 'I' ('I-I', theSelf)".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Don't leave the Lord who exists within you".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters, "Even if the outer (existence of the
world) comes (into your perception) like (being)
separate (from yourself)."

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"If the 'other' dies, the mind will merge in the 'here'
(the Self)."

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters
the Satguru advice, "That(!) is giving (over one's) life
to Isvara (the Personal God)."

Long Live the Feet of the King who, with compassion
seeping and tear(s) overflowing, like the mother who
consoles (the child) seeing the sorrow of the child,
speaks sweet words for the longing mind to firmly anchor
(in the Self), even though the souls adjoining (Sri
Ramana), with the mind-stuff slackening, are sinners
devoid of devotion.

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who says, "By
muttering the mantra, the mind-stuff will subside."

Long Live the Feet of the Siddha (one who is
well-accomplished in Self-Abidance, Sri Ramana) who
says, "Japa 'is merger in' (Self-) Enquiry."

With this, the song 2 ends. Song 3 translation will soon
commence. --Sankar

Affirmations from Songs 1 and 2 of 5 Jewels in praise of
Sri Ramana

The 8 affirmations in praise of Satguru Sri Ramana, may
be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on
8 Thursdays of 8 successive weeks:

1 Long Live the Feet of the True One (Sri Ramana) !,
who totally cast aside (the non-self of ego and its
offshoot of mind and the world), having perceived the
Truth (of the Self).

2 Long Live! the Feet of the Existent One (Sri Ramana)
!, who imparts 'as it (the way) abides', the way of
'escaping from bondage (of body-consciousness) and
living (as the Self)'.

3 Long Live the Feet of the philanthropist (Sri
Ramana), wanting not, akin to the sky (pouring down
the blessing of rain), (even) one benefit in return
(for the blessings conferred).

4 Long Live the Feet of the celestial (Sri Ramana),
having the auspicious speech, tasting sweet like
honey.

5 Will, (Sri) Ramana who protects (us all), desert (us,
by ceasing to hold our hand)? Is He not the great
ocean (or, the endless expanse, comprised) of the
Water of Compassion?

6 Long Live the Feet of the Self-God, SatGuru Sri
Ramana, who is also the (Personal) Lord.

7 Long Live the Feet of the Peerless and Handsome Sri
Ramana, who is the Father-Mother (to His devotees).

8 Long Live the Feet of the King who, with compassion
seeping and tear(s) overflowing, like the mother who
consoles (the child) seeing the sorrow of the child,
speaks sweet words for the longing mind to firmly
anchor (in the Self), even though the souls adjoining
(Sri Ramana), with the mind-stuff slackening, are
sinners devoid of devotion.

Song 3 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who makes
the parted mind partless (by turning it away from the
body, and turning it inward).

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Investigate (enquire), and even that is a means (for
making the mind partless)".

Long Live the Feet of (Sri) Ramana, the Liberated One,
the High One, the Stainless One, the Transparent One.

Long Live the Feet of the Siddha (One who is
well-accomplished in Self-Abidance, Sri Ramana) who
abides that all the world is the body of Isvara.

Long Live the Feet of the Lord who says that the desire
becoming non-existent is Gnosis

Long Live the Feet of the One who utters 'If we rise (up
as a separate ego), others will rise (up as being apart
from us)"

Long Live the Feet of the Friend who says 'If we subside
(from the state of being a separate ego), others will
subside (from the state of being apart from us).'

Long Live the Feet of the One who 'bends low' saying
that 'the more the good will accrue (to one), the more
one bends low (and bends low)'

Long Live the Feet of the Friend who says, 'Stay away
from other work (work other than one's own) and abide'.

Long Live the Feet of the One who sings, "Act saying,
'Everything is by God'."

Long Live the Feet of the Silent One who said, 'Reckon
the world as a dream'.

Long Live the Feet of the Father, He, the Support, He,
the Lord, He, the One of great penance, He, the Sage,
(and) He, the Jnani,

(Long Live the Feet of) He, the celestial, He, the
Endless One, He, the Lord Subrahmanya (there is a
'faith' that Lord Subrahmanya incarnated as Bhagawan Sri
Ramana Maharshi), (and) He, the Friend.

Long Live the Feet of the SatGuru (Sri Ramana) who says,
'Giving (away in charity) to others is (in reality)
giving (those things in charity) to oneself'.

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings,
'Give (away) the wandering mind to the Lord'.

end song 3

23 Aphroisms on the Wisdom Teachings of Sri Ramana from the 3 Songs of 5 Jewels in praise of Him by Sri Siva Prakasam Pillai

The 23 aphorisms on the Wisdom Teachings of Satguru Sri
Ramana, may be carefully placed in the subconscious with
full attention and reverence thrice in the morning, noon
and evening, on 23 Fridays of 23 successive weeks, so
that their true meanings will unfold themselves from
within us and impact and transform our consciousness:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters
'See Who I am', with the Height (of the Self) having
welled up (into Him from within).

2 Long Live the Feet of the Calm One, who says, " If one
becomes the Self, and deserts (the ego), the sorrow will
go."

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who grants
the Wisdom that 'I am' is not the body which one loves.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One of (Supreme) Order (Sri
Ramana) who says, "You firmly abide (anchor yourself) in
the uttered path (of Self-Enquiry)".

5 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who 'abides
lying down', that only the inner (ego) and nothing else
is 'marked as the place' (for the Work of God).

6 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"Which rises as 'I am (this body)' ? That(!) is the
mind".

7 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who 'casts
His glance' (to send the mind inward towards the Self)
saying "Its (the mind's) profit is Wisdom-Vision"

8 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings,
"Just be (still) without thinking of anything. And,
Every day (always) rest the mind in your abode (of the
Self)".

9 Long Live the Feet of the Good One (Sri Ramana) who
utters, "The relationship attained to with the body will
fall away. Because of the enquiry 'Who am I ?' "

10 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters with Grace, "Do not slacken (in your
effort of Self-Enquiry), and let awareness of
Self-Enquiry slip away, until attaining to the Form of
the Self".

11 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters, "Only bliss will well up and up
(from within), if you 'sink and merge', 'firmly abide in
and experience' the 'I' ('I-I', theSelf)".

12 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who makes
the parted mind partless (by turning it away from the
body, and turning it inward).

13 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
utters, "Investigate (enquire), and even that is a means
(for making the mind partless)".

14 Long Live the Feet of the Siddha (One who is
well-accomplished in Self-Abidance, Sri Ramana) who
abides (in Silence, saying) that all the world is the
body of Isvara.

15 Long Live the Feet of the Lord who says that the
desire becoming non-existent is Gnosis

16 Long Live the Feet of the One who utters 'If we rise
(up as a separate ego), others will rise (up as being
apart from us)"

17 Long Live the Feet of the Friend who says 'If we
subside (from the state of being a separate ego), others
will subside (from the state of being apart from us).'

18 Long Live the Feet of the One who 'bends low' saying
that 'the more the good will accrue (to one), the more
one bends low (and bends low)'

19 Long Live the Feet of the Friend who says, 'Stay away
from other work (work other than one's own) and abide'.

20 Long Live the Feet of the One who sings, "Act saying,
'Everything is by God'."

21 Long Live the Feet of the Silent One who said,
'Reckon the world as a dream'.

22 Long Live the Feet of the SatGuru (Sri Ramana) who
says, 'Giving (away in charity) to others is (in
reality) giving (those things in charity) to oneself'.

23 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings,
'Give (away) the wandering mind to the Lord'.

The 8 Affirmations about God and His unfailing protection to us, from 3 Songs of 5 Jewels in praise of Sri Ramana by Sri Siva Prakasam Pillai. May be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, of the 8 successive working days of each week:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who sings
that one must throw even the (whole) burden (of one's
outer life) on Ishwara (the Personal Lord).

2 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who abides
(without effort, on the ground) that the (Personal)
Lord will take up any (amount and degree of) burden.

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
'sounds' that all is of the Form of the Work of God.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
utters, " Without the Grace of (the Personal) God,
not one thing will truly succeed. Because of that
alone, abide without thinking anything. "

5 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who says,
"There is no deficiency in the Great Grace (of God)."

6 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters, "Don't leave the Lord who exists
within you, even if the outer (existence of the
world) comes (into your perception) like (being)
separate (from yourself)."

7 Long Live the Feet of the the Siddha (one who is
well-accomplished in Self-Abidance, Sri Ramana) who
says, "By muttering the mantra, the mind-stuff will
subside. And, Japa 'is merger in' (Self-) Enquiry."

8 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who
utters the Satguru advice, "If the 'other' dies, the
mind will merge in the 'here' (the Self). (And,)
That(!) is giving (over one's) life to Isvara (the
Personal God)."

Aum Namo Bhagavate Sri Arunachala Ramanaya,

RK Sankar

The 11 Affirmations in Praise of Satguru Sri Ramana from the
3 Songs of 5 Jewels in Praise of the Feet of Sri Ramana
by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai. May be repeated thrice in the
morning, noon and evening, on 11 Thursdays of 11 successive
weeks:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters
'See Who I am', with the Height (of the Self) having
welled up (into Him from within).

2 Long Live the Feet of the Calm One, who says, " If
one becomes the Self, and deserts (the ego), the
sorrow will go."

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who
grants the Wisdom that 'I am' is not the body which
one loves.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One of (Supreme) Order (Sri
Ramana) who says, "You firmly abide (anchor yourself)
in the uttered path (of Self-Enquiry)".

5 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
'abides lying down', that only the inner (ego) and
nothing else is 'marked as the place' (for the Work
of God).

6 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
utters, "Which rises as 'I am (this body)' ? That(!)
is the mind".

7 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who
'casts His glance' (to send the mind inward towards
the Self) saying "Its (the mind's) profit is
Wisdom-Vision"

8 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings,
"Just be (still) without thinking of anything. And,
Every day (always) rest the mind in your abode (of
the Self)".

9 Long Live the Feet of the Good One (Sri Ramana) who
utters, "The relationship attained to with the body
will fall away. Because of the enquiry 'Who am I ?' "

10 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters with Grace, "Do not slacken (in
your effort of Self-Enquiry), and let awareness of
Self-Enquiry slip away, until attaining to the Form
of the Self".

11 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who
assertively utters, "Only bliss will well up and up
(from within), if you 'sink and merge', 'firmly abide
in and experience' the 'I' ('I-I', theSelf)".

Song 4 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who blesses saying, "Anchor the
mind in the Self".

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who extends grace saying,
"Know (that) 'That' (anchoring) alone is adoring Guru's Word".

Long Live the Feet of the Yogi!
Long Live the Feet of the Jnani!

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings,
"(You) Need not 'give' anything to me."

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
"(You) Be 'born' (afresh as the Self) with the 'differentiation' having
'separated' (itself from you)."

Long Live the Feet of the One of the Mountain Region (Sri Ramana)
who reckons as (their) virtue, even if (others) commit a misdeed.

Long Live the Feet of the Jnani (Sri Ramana) ruling me,
'the dog-self (abiding) without good penance'.

Long Live the Feet of the Sweet One (Sri Ramana), who
makes the heart(/s) of the devotees to blossom like an
abiding relative.

Long Live the Feet of the Blemishless One (Sri Ramana),
living in the 'Glory-filling' Arunachala.

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who does sweet (deeds) even if (we) do harsh (deeds to Him).

Long Live the Feet of the (Great) Doer (Sri Ramana) who ripens even the stone-like heart.

Song 5 of the 'Five Precious Gems (in praise) of the Feet of Sri Ramana'

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana)  who descended to the depth called 'Tiruchchuzhi' (the auspicious steadfastness)  

Long Live the Feet of the Handsome One (Sri Ramana) begotten through (Divine) Grace by (Sri) Sundaram Iyer (Sri Ramana's physical Father).

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), the Loving One, the Friend, the Magnetic One, the Calm One, the Dear One, the Great One (and) the Seer (Rishi).  

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) granting Vision as being filled with Light  

Long Live the Feet of the Loving One (Sri Ramana) who had the Grace of the Primal Lord.

Long Live the Feet of the Wise One (Sri Ramana) not showing (Himself) as 'He, the Knower', though 'Knowing'.

Long Live the Feet of the King (Sri Ramana) who imparts a 'Rare Devotional Order (of Self-Enquiry).

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, 'Keeping all the burdens (duties and responsibilities) upon the (Fullness of the) Lord, at all times abide thinking of His Lustrous Feet with devotion'.

Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) gracefully granting (state of) no-fear (/refuge) to those who reach Him frightened.  

Long Live the Feet of the Friend(/ly One, Sri Ramana) who accepts and consumes even poison as nectar.

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who says, 'The motto of any scripture is to make the mind disappear.'
 

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, 'Why (do You need) one scripture, to see You(rSelf)?'
 

O, Teacher of Wisdom(!) O, Lord(!) O, the Supreme Guru Ramana(!), O, Father(!) O, the Handsome One(!) O, the One capable of granting boons, abiding in my heart(!) Long Live Your (Sri Ramana's) Feet(!)

The 9 affirmations about God and His unfailing protection to us, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, of the 9 successive working days of each week:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who sings that one must throw even the (whole) burden (of one's outer life) on Ishwara (the Personal Lord).

2 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who abides (without effort, on
the ground) that the (Personal) Lord will take up any (amount and degree of) burden.

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who 'sounds' that all is of the Form of the Work of God.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, " Without the Grace of (the Personal) God, not one thing will truly succeed. Because of that alone, abide without thinking anything. "

5 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who says, "There is no deficiency in the Great Grace (of God)."

6 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who assertively utters,
"Don't leave the Lord who exists within you, even if the outer (existence of the world) comes (into your perception) like (being) separate (from yourself)."

7 Long Live the Feet of the the Siddha (one who is well-accomplished in Self-Abidance, Sri Ramana) who says, "By muttering the mantra, the mind-stuff will subside. And, Japa 'is merger in' (Self-) Enquiry."

8 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who utters the Satguru advice,
"If the 'other' dies, the mind will merge in the 'here' (the Self). (And,) That(!) is giving (over one's) life to Isvara (the Personal God)."

9 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, 'Keeping all the burdens (duties and responsibilities) upon the (Fullness of the)Lord, at all times abide thinking of His Lustrous Feet with devotion'.

The 25 aphorisms on the Wisdom Teachings of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be carefully placed in the subconscious with full attention and reverence thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 25 Fridays of 25 successive weeks, so that their true meanings will unfold themselves from within us and impact and transform our consciousness:

1 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters 'See Who I am', with the Height (of the Self) having welled up (into Him from within).

2 Long Live the Feet of the Calm One, who says, " If one becomes the Self, and deserts (the ego), the sorrow will go."

3 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who grants the Wisdom that 'I am' is not the body which one loves.

4 Long Live the Feet of the One of (Supreme) Order (Sri Ramana) who says,
"You firmly abide (anchor yourself) in the uttered path (of Self-Enquiry)".

5 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who 'abides lying down', that only the inner (ego) and nothing else is 'marked as the place' (for the Work of God).

6 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, "Which rises as 'I am (this body)' ? That(!) is the mind".

7 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), who 'casts His glance' (to send the mind inward towards the Self) saying "Its (the mind's) profit is Wisdom-Vision"

8 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings, "Just be (still) without thinking of anything. And, Every day (always) rest the mind in your abode (of the Self)".

9 Long Live the Feet of the Good One (Sri Ramana) who utters, "The relationship attained to with the body will fall away. Because of the enquiry 'Who am I ?' "

10 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who assertively utters with Grace, "Do not slacken (in your effort of Self-Enquiry), and let awareness of Self-Enquiry slip away, until attaining to the Form of the Self".

11 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who assertively utters, "Only bliss will well up and up (from within), if you 'sink and merge', 'firmly abide in and experience' the 'I' ('I-I', theSelf)".

12 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who makes the parted mind partless (by turning it away from the body, and turning it inward).

13 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, "Investigate (enquire), and even that is a means (for making the mind partless)".

14 Long Live the Feet of the Siddha (One who is well-accomplished in Self-Abidance, Sri Ramana) who abides (in Silence, saying) that all the world is the body of Isvara.

15 Long Live the Feet of the Lord who says that the desire becoming non-existent is Gnosis

16 Long Live the Feet of the One who utters 'If we rise (up as a separate ego), others will rise (up as being apart from us)"

17 Long Live the Feet of the Friend who says 'If we subside (from the state of being a separate ego), others will subside (from the state of being apart from us).'

18 Long Live the Feet of the One who ‘bends low’ saying that ‘the more the good will accrue (to one), the more one bends low (and bends low)’

19 Long Live the Feet of the Friend who says, ’Stay away from other work (work other than one’s own) and abide’.

20 Long Live the Feet of the One who sings, "Act saying, 'Everything is by God'."

21 Long Live the Feet of the Silent One who said, 'Reckon the world as a dream'.

22 Long Live the Feet of the SatGuru (Sri Ramana) who says, 'Giving (away in charity) to others is (in reality) giving (those things in charity) to oneself'.

23 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who sings, 'Give (away) the wandering mind to the Lord'.

24 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who says, 'The motto of any scripture is to make the mind disappear.'

25 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters, 'Why (do You need) one scripture, to see You(rSelf)?'

The 21 affirmations in praise of Satguru Sri Ramana, may be repeated thrice in the morning, noon and evening, on 21 Thursdays of 21 successive weeks:

1 Long Live the Feet of the True One (Sri Ramana) !, who totally cast aside (the non-self of ego and its offshoot of mind and the world), having perceived the Truth (of the Self).

2 Long Live! the Feet of the Existent One (Sri Ramana) !, who imparts 'as it (the way) abides', the way of 'escaping from bondage (of body-consciousness) and living (as the Self)'.

3 Long Live the Feet of the philanthropist (Sri Ramana), wanting not, akin to the sky (pouring down the blessing of rain), (even) one benefit in return (for the blessings conferred).

4 Long Live the Feet of the celestial (Sri Ramana), having the auspicious speech, tasting sweet like honey.

5 Will, (Sri) Ramana who protects (us all), desert (us, by ceasing to hold our hand)? Is He not the great ocean (or, the endless expanse, comprised) of the Water of Compassion?

6 Long Live the Feet of the Self-God, SatGuru Sri Ramana, who is also the (Personal) Lord.

7 Long Live the Feet of the Peerless and Handsome Sri Ramana, who is the Father-Mother (to His devotees).

8 Long Live the Feet of the King who, with compassion seeping and tear(s) overflowing, like the mother who consoles (the child) seeing the sorrow of the child, speaks sweet words for the longing mind to firmly anchor (in the Self), even though the souls adjoining (Sri Ramana), with the mind-stuff slackening, are sinners devoid of devotion.

9 Long Live the Feet of (Sri) Ramana, the Liberated One, the High One, the Stainless One, the Transparent One.

10 Long Live the Feet of the Father, He, the Support, He, the Lord, He, the One of great penance, He, the Sage, (and) He, the Jnani,

11 (Long Live the Feet of) He, the celestial, He, the Endless One, He, the Lord Subrahmanya (there is a 'faith' that Lord Subrahmanya incarnated as Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi), (and) He, the Friend.

12 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) who descended to the depth called 'Tiruchchuzhi' (the auspicious steadfastness)

13 Long Live the Feet of the Handsome One (Sri Ramana) begotten through (Divine) Grace by (Sri) Sundaram Iyer (Sri Ramana's physical Father).

14 Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana), the Loving One, the Friend, the Magnetic One, the Calm One, the Dear One, the Great One (and) the Seer (Rishi).

15 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) granting Vision as being filled with Light

16 Long Live the Feet of the Loving One (Sri Ramana) who had the Grace of the Primal Lord.

17 Long Live the Feet of the Wise One (Sri Ramana) not showing (Himself) as 'He, the Knower', though 'Knowing'.

18 Long Live the Feet of the King (Sri Ramana) who imparts a 'Rare Devotional Order (of Self-Enquiry).

19 Long Live the Feet of the Lord (Sri Ramana) gracefully granting (the state of) no-fear (/refuge) to those reaching (Him, having got) frightened.

20 Long Live the Feet of the (Supreme) Friend (Sri Ramana) who accepts and consumes even poison as nectar.

21 O, Teacher of Wisdom(!) O, Lord(!) O, the Supreme Guru Ramana(!),

O, Father(!) O, the Handsome One(!)

O, the One capable of granting boons, abiding in my hear t(!)

Long Live Your (Sri Ramana's) Feet(!)

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