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Bhagavan Ramana and Saint Manikkavachagar
« on: February 03, 2009, 12:06:54 PM »
On 22nd June 1936, Maharshi was reading G.U. Pope's translation of Tiruvachakam and came across the stanzas describing the intense feeling of 'bhakti' as thrilling the whole frame, melting the flesh and bones etc., He remarked: "Manikkavachagar is one of those whose body finally resolved itself in a blazing light, without leaving a corpse behind."

Another devotee asked how it could be?

Maharshi said the gross body is only the concrete form of the subtle
stuff,-- the mind.  When the mind melts away and blazes forth as light, the body is consumed in that process.  Nandanar is another whose body disappeared in blazing light

(Source: Talks, S.S. Cohen.)

Arunachala Siva.