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Acharya Panchaksharam
« on: March 16, 2009, 10:57:24 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana has said on many occasions that Guru and God
are one and the same.  His mantra, Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya Namah: is quite famous amongst His devotees.  At the same time, if some devotee has already been initiated in a mantra,
He advised them to stick to it.  Once when a gentleman came and asked Him, whether he could switch over from his Rama mantra, to
Ramana mantra, Bhagavan categorically said: Why? Are Rama and
Ramana different?  Please continue your mantra as per initiation.

In Saiva Siddhanta the four great Saints and their names are supreme.  There are some saints among the 63, who chanted only
one of the mantras of four and got liberation.  Perumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar is a case to study.  He was devoted to Sundaramoorthy Swamigal and chanted only his mantra, that his name.  In Tamil,
if you take the name of Sundaramoorthy's classical name Nambi
Aroora, and if you omit all dotted consonants, you will get five letters only, a Panchakshara as sublime as Nama Sivaya.  It is "Na bi A roo ra"  Kurumbar was following Sivaraja Yoga.  He knew that Sundarmoorthy is ascending to Kailas in Iravatham, sent by Siva.
He chanted his name and stopped his breath and his life ebbed out through Sahasrara and he reached Kailas, earlier than Sundarmoorthy!

The other four names as Panchakshara are: (leaving dotted consonants):

Tiru Jnana Sambandha  -  Jna na sa ba dha

Manikkavachagar - Manivachagar in classical name.  Ma ni va cha ga

Tiru Navukkarasar - Na vu ka ra sa.

(Source: Smt. Parimalam's discourses in Sri Sankara TV.)

Arunachala Siva.