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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Guru Vachaka Kovai is the most profound, comprehensive and reliable collection of the sayings of Sri Ramana, recorded in Tamil verses composed by Sri Muruganar, with an additional 42 verses composed by Sri Ramana. Even though much of what Muruganar writes is extremely beautiful, I would guess that every word that he wrote is imbued with intense instructional meaning.
Tormenting desires that arise through delusion do not exist there. Guru Vachaka Kovai by Muruganar. Top Home Site Map. Ravs marked it as to-read Jul 03, View my complete profile. Suman marked it as to-read Jan 11, Hardcoverpages. Tanmally rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Though some of the 42 verses composed by Sri Ramana were not composed specifically for inclusion in Guru Vachaka Kovaimany of them were, because when Sri Bhagavan read the verses composed by Sri Muruganar, he occasionally decided to compose a verse of his own expressing the same idea in an alternative form that was more compact, clear or beautiful.
Although all the verses were translated, along with many of the commentaries, the work was never published since Michael was not satisfied with the accuracy of some of the verses. Oct 31, Magnus rated it it was amazing. His manuscript of Guru Vachaka Kovai has therefore not been revised for almost twenty years.
As such it has a unique place in the Ramana literature.
Guru Vachaka Kovai by Muruganar
He recorded them in four-line Tamil verses. Leo Bromberg rated it it was amazing Oct 17, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Since we do not all understand his teachings in exactly the same way, any open discussion of them will naturally involve disagreement, but any disagreement should be expressed in a polite, respectful and reasonable manner. He also added explanatory comments to many of the prose renderings.
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. Just a moment vachaa we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thus we can confidently rely upon each verse of Guru Vachaka Kovai as being an accurate vachaaka of a teaching that Sri Ramana expressed orally.
Trivia About Guru Vachaka Kovai. In a conversation I had with him many years ago he told me that he wanted to revise many of the early verses since he felt that some of giru were somewhat loose paraphrases of the text, rather than literal translations.
Sagar Iyer rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Not that I know better, and could be wrong, but something does seem off about that, ‘by chance’, because from reading the David Godman edited autobiographies, it seemed vachaia nothing at all happened by chance, it didn’t seem anything Self-related happened by chance.
Guru Vācaka Kōvai
Ahilan Raman marked it as to-read Oct 05, Daniel Prasetyo rated it it was amazing Aug 25, He states in his Vimarsini: It makes sense, “by chance”, meant as fortuitoustly, on what Arvind said, while it makes complete sense, I have trouble believing that a Self-REalized such as Muruganar would have said anything purly as an aesthetic poetic device. My eyes opened, and I saw the Beloved. Vacnaka meanings can bachaka derived from Tamil verses by ‘splitting’ the sentence different ways.
If you want a clear and definitive exposition of Ramana Maharshis teachings, this is the only bokk you will ever need. Bhagavan’s death experience Poetic combat The authenticity of Bhagavans writings and dialogu From that day onwards I visited him every day, and he would explain to me the meaning of the verses one by one. Audio copies of most of these videos are available on MediaFire in a folder called Discussions with Michael Jameswhere they can either be listened to online or downloaded as MP3 files.
As such it has a unique place in the Ramana literature. Newer Post Older Post Home. Professor Swaminathan and Sadhu Om translated directly from the verse itself, rather than from the expanded prose rendering, so neither of them had to deal with this conundrum.