Of the many saints and sages of Tiruvannamalai Guru Namasivayar and his guru, Guhai Namasivayar are widely known in the Tamil land. Annamalai Venba in Tamil of the former was one among the traditional works referred to by Bhagavan Ramana.
Jnana Tapodanarai Vaa Endru Azhaikkum malai Annamalai – ‘Welcome, welcome sages Annamalai to those who do penance for Jnana‘ is a verse from this venba very dear the Arunachala and Bhagavan Ramana devotees.
The present chanting is by Sri J.Jayaraman the Ashram Librarian (Text accompanied)
|Annamalai Venba Song||
Quote from Bhagavan
What are sins? Why, for example, does a man drink too much? Because he hates the idea of being bound – bound by the incapacity to drink as much as he wishes. He is striving after liberty in every sin he commits. This striving after liberty is the first instinctive action of God in a man’s mind.