[Advaita-l] Ramana Maharishi’s Tamil verses

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Mon Oct 5 17:39:04 EDT 2020

On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12:15:27 PM EDT, Rishi Manoharan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote: 

Thank you, Shri Rishi Manoharan,
Ayye Methakadinam by
Gopalakrishna Bharati. is  beautiful. Thank you for the references to his other works.
I will look them up.

> Did Ramana write his own verses or did someone write them down as he
> composed them?The Tamil is ver stylized, and seem to follow the sandhi
> pattern of sanskrit. I have never seen Tamil written this way anywhere
else. Ancient and
> classical Tamil, say like Valluvar or Sambandar, the Tamil words are hard
> to understand but their origin is classical.Are there any other Tamil
> that are written in Ramana’s style?Thank you.Soma

Response: Yes, Bhagavan has composed a lot of Tamil verses and poems, like
Ulladu Narpadu, Upadesa Unidyar, etc. Bhagavan took a lot of inspiration
for Avvudai Akkal, etc. His focus was on Tamil meters however. For example
Upadesa Unidyar is based on folk game played in Tamil Nadu Villages. Anma
Vidya Krithi is composed in the same manner as Ayye Methakadinam by
Gopalakrishna Bharati.
Namaskaram, Rishi
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