Saturday, December 3, 2022

Namo Bhagavathe Sri ArunachalaRamanaya


Guru Vachaka Kovai (S¸ Áõ\PU ÷PõøÁ) is the most profound, comprehensive and reliable collection of the sayings of Sri Ramana, recorded in 1255 Tamil verses composed by Sri Muruganar, with an additional 42 verses composed by Sri Ramana.

The title Guru Vachaka Kovai can be translated as The Series of Guru’s Sayings, or less precisely but more elegantly as The Garland of Guru’s Sayings. In this title, the word guru denotes Sri Ramana, who is a human manifestation of the one eternal guru – the non-dual absolute reality, which we usually call ‘God’ and which always exists and shines within each one of us as our own essential self,

our fundamental self-conscious being, ‘I am’ –, the word vachaka means ‘saying’, and the word kovai is a verbal noun that means ‘threading’, ‘stringing’, ‘filing’ or ‘arranging’, and that by extension denotes a ‘series’, ‘arrangement’ or ‘composition’, and is therefore also used to denote eithher a string of ornamental beads or a kind of love-poem.



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