The 108 Names of Sri Bhagavan (Ramana Ashtothara 18-22) Original Sanskrit by Sri Viswanatha Swami and English Translation & Commentary by Professor K. Swaminathan

18.  Tivrah: One intensely active (far from inert).

[The paramarthavit, the knower of the Supreme Truth, seemingly inert, but in reality intensely active. His restfulness is only apparent, like the stillness of a top spinning fast. The jiva, the individual soul, touched by jnana, becomes “critically” and creatively alive with bhakti (love of God) and karuna (compassion). The youngster moves very fast towards his final, geographical destination on earth, Arunachala, the symbol of moksha, the ultimate goal for all mankind].

Om Tivraya namah.

19.  Pitrupadanveshi: One who seeks the Father’s abode, the Father’s presence.

[Now the mind, already with the Father, draws the body after it. Withdrawing the mind from outward objects and seeking the Self within is seeking the Father’s abode. “I go in search of my Father,” wrote Bhagavan when he left Madura. In Arunachala, Siva withdraws Sakti into Himself and stands as pure Being and Awareness. After reaching Arunachala Bhagavan ‘does’ nothing. His story is the story of his devotees and the story of the whole world].

Om Pitrupadanveshine namah.

20. Indu-moulina pitruman: Son of the crescent-crowned God.

[Siva is Chandrasekhara].

Om Indumoulina pitrumate namah.

21. Pituradesatah sánasailam praptah: He who reached Arunachala at his Father’s bidding.

[Bhagavan’s parting letter says “at my Father’s bidding”. The journey to Arunachala, like the descent of Grace, was divinely ordained; it was not due to any human effort].

Om Pituradesatah sánasailam praptaya namah.

22.     Tapámayah: One who was all tapas, whose entire being was tapas.

[At this time, as he journeyed from Madurai to Tiruvannamalai, Bhagavan was in a state of trance. His whole body felt a burning sensation (tapas) till he reached the presence of Arunachaleswara on Sept. 1, 1896].

Om Tapámayaya namah.