By Periyava
                                                                             Translation from Tamil by V. Krishnaraj
                                                       எதிர்கொண்டு அழைப்பான்! : தெய்வத்தின் குரல் (முதல் பகுதி) 1-13
                                                                                     Divine Welcome: Deivathin Kural 1-13
When the ocean is calm and free of surface oscillations, water droplets appear like bubbles with the blow of the wind. Soon thereafter, the bubbles break when the second wind blows across the bubbles. Paramātmā is the motionless ocean. Māyai is the wind. We the Jīvātmās are the water bubbles. When we receive the Benignant look of Blessing from Āćārya (the benevolent wind), the bubble breaks and becomes part of the ocean. Likewise, we merge with Paramātman.
Ocean waters never diminish. The water vapors from the ocean become cloud, rain, river, stream, channel, lake, pond, well… and the ocean never dries up. There is no new flooding of the ocean. (Yes, rising oceans from greenhouse gases is as old as earth. But the total amount of water is the same amount with difference in distribution.) The rivers and lakes may go dry or get inundated. At the height of summer, the taps go dry. Redhills waters disappear. During rainy season Godavari gets inundated and the bund in Kaveri breaks. The amount of water from creation remains the same even to this day. Some rich people sell the lands, buy a house, sell the house, deposit the money in the bank, and use the money to buy shares. The total value does not change. The form changes in many ways. If you add all, the total amount is the same. All the waters in the world exist in the ocean, the clouds, the rivers, the lakes…
Paramātman has appeared in many forms. After his appearance, he remains free from augmentation or reduction. We feel increase and decrease happen to us. With the dawn of spiritual wisdom, there is no increase or decrease.
The waters of the ocean become clouds, rain, lake, pond, pool, and well. They do not merge in the ocean. All rivers go in search of the ocean and merge with it. In the north, a river by name ‘Sōme’ (rhymes with Rome) exists. ‘Sōṇam’ means red. The bed of the river is red earth. Krishna (Black) river in Andhra Pradesh runs through black soil. Ganga river is white river because of the color of the soil. These three rivers merge with in the same ocean. Red is mind with Rajas Guṇa; black, Tamas Guṇa; White, Sattva Guṇa. Jīvātmā’s disposition depends upon the dominant Guṇa of the mind. Whatever it is, at the end Jīvātmā merges with ocean of Paramātman.
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Water finds its level. Rains fall on the top of the mountain and become rivers. When it falls down the mountain, its speed, force, and sound are great. When it runs on the ground, there is no great sound. When it merges in the ocean, there is no sound and the river finds its level. When it finds its level, it becomes tranquil. Likewise, the mind finds tranquillity and quietude. Roguish acts might astonish others. The result is we shatter our peace and tranquillity. The ocean looks forward to receiving the river that does not roll, roil, and rumble but merges in a subdued fashion. The ocean’s receptive welcome of the quiet river is indicated by its salty water for a distance up the river. If we behave in a sensible fashion, the ocean of Paramātman welcomes us in advance and helps us involute in him.