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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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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:55:49 AM »
Ramanashramam Library Books

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:47:47 AM »
President Ramanashramam and his wife 80thbirthday

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:46:43 AM »
Giri pradakshina Arunachala

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4.    இருந்தொளி  ருனைவிடுத் தடுத்திட றெய்வ
          மிருட்டினை விளக்ககெடுத் தடுத்திட லேகா
       ணிருந்தொளி ருனையறி வுருத்திடற் கென்றே
          யிருந்தனை மதந்தொரும் விதவித வுருவா
       யிருந்தொளி ருனையறி கிலரெனி லன்னொ
          ரிரவியி னறிவறு குருடரே யாவா
       ரிருந்தொளி ரிரண்டற வெனத்துளத் தொன்றா
           யிணையறு மருணமா மலையெனு மணியே.

See, leaving  You (the real Self), who (always and everywhere) exist (as existence or Sat) and shine (as consciousness or chit), and seeking God, is only (like) taking a light, seeking darkness.

Only to reveal (the truth about) Yourself, who exist and shine (as the existence-consciousness "I am"), You exist as various form in each and every religion.  If people do not know You, who (thus) exist and shine (as 'I am'), they are only (like) the blind who do not have knowledge of ( the existence of ) the Sun.  O Gem (of self-shining consciousness) called the peerless great Aruna Hill, (graciously) exist and shine in my heart as one without a second!

Note: In truth, God or Arunachala ever exists and shines as 'I am' the reality of every individual.  Therefore, if an individual  ignores the ever-shining existence consciousness 'I am' which is the true form of God, seeks for God as a second or third person-as something other than himself, he is like someone who takes a light to seek for darkness.   Wherever   the  light is taken, darkness cannot be seen; similarly , so long as God is taken to be something other than oneself, He cannot be seen as He really is.  Since God can be known as He really is only when He is experienced in one?s own heart as "I am".  Sri Bhagavan   prays in the last line of this verse,.... (graciously) exist and shine (that is, graciously make yourself known) in my heart as one without a second  (that is, as the reality which is not other  than 'I').

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3.     நின்னையா னுருவென வெண்ணியே நண்ண
           நிலமிசை மலையெனு நிலையினை நீதா
        னுன்னுரு வருவென வுன்னிடின் விண்ணோக்
          குறவுல கலைதரு மொருவனை யொக்கு
       முன்னுறு வுனலற வுன்னிட முந்நீ
          ருறுசறுக் கரையுறு வெனவுறு வோயு
       மென்னையா னறிவுற வென்னுறு வேறே
          திருந்தனை யருணவான் கிரியென விருந்தோய்.

When I approach thinking of  You (the Supreme Reality) as a form, You stand as Hill on earth.  If one thinks of (or meditates upon) your form (Your real nature) as formless, one is like someone who wanders about the world in order to see the sky.  Therefore , instead of trying to meditate upon You thus),when without thinking one, thinks of Your (Real) form ( the existence-consciousness 'I am') (one's) form (or separate individuality) will cease to exist like a sugar-form placed in the ocean.  When I know myself, what else is my form (but you)? you, who  were existing as the great Aruna Hill, (alone) are (and I, the separate individual, am not).

Note:  "If oneself is a form (the body), the world and God will also be likewise.....", says Sri Bhagavan in verse 4 of Ulladu Narpadu.  That is, so long as we feel the name and form of a body to be 'I', we cannot know God as anything but a name and form.   Since meditation can be done only by the mind, and since the mind is that which feels I am the form of this body', meditation can be done only upon a form.  Since all thoughts are nothing but forms, even the thought that God is formless is itself a form.  Therefore it is impossible for the mind to do formless meditation or Nirguna-dhyana.  That is why Sri Bhagavan says in the second line of this verse, if one thinks of (or meditates upon) your form as formless, one is like someone who wanders about the world in order to see the sky".

How then is one to know God as formless, as He really is? Only if we remain without thought-without even the first thought 'I am this body, I am so-and so' can we realize God as formless.  How to remain thus without even the first  thought 'I',  The only way is to attend to Self, because when the attention is withdrawn from all second and third person objects and fixed on the mere feeling 'I', no thought can rise.  Such self-attention is what is denoted here by the words, "when without  thinking one thinks of  Your (Real) Form ( the existence-consciousness 'I am')".  When, by thus attending to 'I' one remains  without  thought , the form of the mind  ( the feeling 'I am this body') will cease to exist, and the formless reality of God or Arunachala will then be experienced as it is.

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