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Subramanian.R

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Being born in Tiruvarur
« on: November 07, 2008, 10:49:03 AM »
Once a devotee asked Bhagavan Ramana quoting a sloka:  It
is said that being born in Tiruvarur, seeing Chidambaram, dying in
Kasi, and remembering Arunachala-- one of all these alone will
confer Liberation, Mukti.  How is it?  How a mere birth or seeing,
or dying or remembering a place alone will confer Mukti?"

The sloka reads like this:

Jananat Kamalalaye, Kasyantu maranam, mukti,
Darsnanat Abhrasadasi, smaranad Arunachale.....

Bhagavan Ramana replied:

Yes. What is Jnananat Kamalalaye?*  Being born in the Heart!

(*Kamalalayam means Tiruvarur and also the Heart) 

What is Darsanad Abhrasadasi?*  Seeing the Seat of Consciousness! 

(* Abhrasadasi means seeing Seat of Nataraja in Chidamabram and also seeing the Seat.)

Kasyantu Maranam. What is it?  Kasi is the Light of Realiztion.
Dying in the light of realization is dying in Kasi!

Smaranad Arunachale. Remembering Arunachala, the Effulgence,
is to be assured of Liberation!

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah, Talk No. 473.
Sri Ramanasramam.)

Arunachala Siva.