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5.   மணிகளிற் சரடென வுயிர்தொரு நானா
        மதந்தொரு மொருவனா மருவினை நீதான்
      மணிகடைந் தெனமன மனமெனுங் கல்லின்
        மருவறக் கடையநின் னருளொளி மேவும்
      மணியொளி யெனப்பிறி தொருபொருட் பற்று
        மருவுற லிலைநிழற் படிதகட் டின்விண்
      மணியொளி படநிழல் பதியுமோ வுன்னின்
        மறுபொரு ளருணநல் லொளிமலை யுண்டோ.

Like the string in (a garland of) gems, You alone exist as the one in each and every soul and in each and every one of the diverse religions (that is, You exist as the one self in every soul and as the one God in every religion).  Just as a gem is polished (on a grinding stone), if the mind is polished on the stone called mind (that is, if the mind attends to itself, the first person) so as to remove (its) flaws (the adjuncts or upadhis such as this or that), the light of your grace will shine forth (that is, the mind will shine devoid of adjuncts as the light of your grace, the mere consciousness 'I am'). (Then) just, as (the colour of any other object cannot affect) the light of a (coloured) gem, the attachment towards any other object will not approach (such a mind, which has been transformed into Self).  When the light of the sun falls on a photographic plate, can an image (thereafter) be impressed (upon it)? When the light of Arunachala, (similarly the sun of Self knowledge ) falls upon the mind, no image can thereafter be impressed upon it.  Other than you, the intensely lustrous Aruna Hill, is there (any) thing ( whose light can thus destroy the mind) or whose light can thereafter make an impression upon it)?

Note:  Two similes are used in this verse, namely that of a gem and that of a photographic plate.

When a gem is first dug out of a mine it will be full of flaws, which can be removed only when it is polished on a special grinding stone, and only when all the flaws are thus removed will the gem shine with its natural lustre.   Thereafter, the colour of no other object will be able to affect the lustrous colour of that gem; instead, the gem will cast its own light around it and make other objects shine with its lustre.  Similarly, when the mind always attends to second and third person objects, it will be full of flaws (adjuncts such as ' this ' or 'that', which are superimposed on the purelight of consciousness 'I am'), and these flaws can be removed only when the mind  is polished on the special grinding  stone called mind ( that is, only when the mind turns away from second the third persons and attends to itself, the first person, by enquiring  'who am I, the mind ?); only when all the flaws are thus removed, will the mind shine with its natural lustre as the mere consciousness "I AM".  Thereafter? Such as adjunct-free mind ( a mind which has thus been transformed into Self) will not be affected by anything in this world; instead, It will cast its own light on the whole world and will thus see the world as nothing but itself.

If the light from any object falls upon an undeveloped photographic plate, the image of that object will be impressed upon the plate.  But if, before the plate is developed, the brighter light of the sun then falls upon it, the image formed by the light from that object will be destroyed.  Similarly , the objects  of this world can be impressed upon the mind  in the form of tendencies or vasanas only so long as the mind has not been exposed to the light of Arunachala, the  sun of Self-knowledge.  But since there is no greater or brighter light that that of Self-knowledge , once Self-knowledge  has dawned, the mind becomes like a photographic plate which has been exposed to the sunlight and hence the objects of the world can no longer make any impression upon it.  Thus when Self-knowledge dawns all the vishaya-vasanas ( the tendencies or impressions formed by contact with sense objects) will be destroyed once and forever, and no fresh vasans can ever be formed thereafter.

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General Discussion / Re: yogasana book
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:10:18 AM »
Dear drsundaram

Buy "Eliya Murai Udar payirchi" by Sri Vedathiri Maharishi in some Vazhga Vallamudan Organisations.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:28:01 AM »
Peacock at Ramanashramam

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:26:35 AM »
This devotee We often see him at Ramanashramam, so many times I talked  to him.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:25:11 AM »
Devotees reading sacred books at Ramanashramam

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:23:46 AM »
Ashramam Building

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:22:13 AM »
Ashramam Library

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:20:48 AM »
Mastanswami samadhi

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:19:19 AM »
Ashramam employees unloading vegetables for kitchen

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:14:10 AM »
Sadhu worshiping Arunachala

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:12:46 AM »
Sadabhishekham of our president Sri V. S. Ramanan, on Friday June 13th 2014.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:11:06 AM »
Sadabhishekham of our president Sri V. S. Ramanan, on Friday June 13th 2014.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:08:19 AM »
Bhagavan reading newspaper

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:05:52 AM »
almirah(huge book shelves)  1940s

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:02:27 AM »
almirah(huge book shelves)  1940s

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