This book is the translation of Guru Vachaka Kovai (The Garland of the Guru’s Sayings), the inspired poetic work of Muruganar. The first Tamil edition of the. The Garland of Guru’s Sayings: Guru Vachaka Kovai [Sri Muruganar, Prof K. Swaminathan (Translator)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . Many of Bhagavan’s verbal teachings were recorded during his lifetime, but few of them were reviewed and edited by him. Guru Vachaka Kovai is the biggest.

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Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi: Guru Vachaka Kovai verses

He recorded them in four-line Tamil verses. Because of the care and attention that Bhagavan put into checking and revising these verses, we can be sure that their contents have his full approval. Joshua Newton rated it it was amazing Jul 02, But even that process is probably not random, I would guess.

Nick rated it really liked it May 14, Chaity Biswas rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This blog is a growing archive of articles that I have written from time to time containing my translations of verses and other passages from the writings of Sri Ramana and his closest disciples, particularly Sri Muruganar and Sri Sadhu Om, my recordings of some of the explanations that I heard from Sri Sadhu Om, and my own musings about the philosophy, science and art of true self-knowledge as taught by Sri Ramana.

Guru Vācaka Kōvai

Published January 1st by David Godman; First edition. So close was he to Sri Ramana that he came to be known as the ‘shadow of Bhagavan’, but his closeness was not only a closeness in terms of physical proximity. In this construction the ‘taan’ is largely redundant; it is simply koavi as emphasising the statement.

Over the course of the next few weeks I will add several more selections from this new work. Lists with This Book. And as such, its usage by Sri Muruganar, a Master Poet himself well versed in all classical forms of poetics, is quite to form and only to be expected. While it is true that Muruganar was destined to meet Bhagavan, Muruganar himself could still portray it as a great boon, a chance encounter that transformed his life.


Posted by David Godman at 9: I have no bhogtavya — the feeling that I have to experience vachakka. Nuri marked it as to-read Oct 17, How can ‘fittingly or happily’, which seems to suggest destiny, be replaced with ‘by chance’?

Though the jnana -Guru ever abides within, he manifested outside with a physical body similar to ours to bring us under his rule by bestowing his grace.

If the state of ultimate truth is realised as it actually is, then, in that state, the feeling of liberation also does not exist.

Guru Vachaka Kovai

Sridhar Jammalamadaka marked it as to-read Oct 20, Elisa Ponger marked it as to-read Jun 05, At first I would write the meaning as he explained it to me, but after a few days he began to write the meaning on a slate in his own style of English, and I would ask for more clarification, and vachka then rewrite his translation in clearer English.

Different meanings can be derived from Tamil verses by ‘splitting’ the sentence different ways.

It can alter the course of events in a mysterious manner through its own unknown laws, which are superior to all natural laws, and can modify the latter by interaction. I took the ‘by vzchaka to have the implication of ‘fortuitously’ There may be some poetic licence here.

Perumal marked it as to-read May 05, Articles and interviews on these topics can also be found on my site: This new edition of the work contained a total of 1, verses, 1, composed by Muruganar and the remaining twenty-eight by Bhagavan himself.

Finally, before he passed away inSri Muruganar said that all the manuscripts of his unpublished works should remain in the care of Sri Sadhu Om, and that if any of them were to be published, they should be published only under his supervision.


And the sentiment or the process thus epitomized is – the operation of Divine Grace.

Guru Vachaka Kovai

I am posting the first third of the work today. The following is an extract from my introduction to this e-book: He will never state in literal terms how hard he struggled in his great sadhana over how many years, vqchaka the great efforts he put in which led to the Lord showering His Grace on him; or any words which may express his own greatness in the process. A collection of articles discussing the philosophy and practice of the spiritual teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana, written by Michael James and forming an extension of his main website, www.

If I were to declare the experience that arose through the instructions of my Guru, it would be: After reading it on his website some Australian devotees of Sri Ramana offered to finance the printing of it, so it was first published as a book in by Sri Arunachalaramana Nilayam in Tiruvannamalai. Dona Wording rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Search this blog The search box at the top left-hand corner of this page will only search for words in the articles, not in the comments, so if you want to search this entire blog, including the comments, you can use the following search box, which will do a Google search and return all the results in a separate tab: And thus he also subtlety expresses how his own ego has been completely effaced in the process.

Easwarlal marked it as to-read Jul 29, His manuscript of Guru Vachaka Kovai has therefore not been revised for almost twenty years.