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« on: April 06, 2009, 04:25:08 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana offered the following verse on a Deepavali
day, when devotees offered Him, new coupina and towel.  He
conveyed the signficance of Deepavali in the verse.

He who seeks when is Naraka,
Who this hell-like world is ruling,
Mistaking the filthy body
For the Self, and after kills him
By he mean's of Wisdom's Wheel,
is Narayana.  And that day
When he does it, is auspicious,
Called Naraka-Chaturdasi.
Know Deepavali is shining
As the real Self, having sought for
Naraka, the mighty sinner,
That one deteriorated
Taking the Self the mansion
Of this hell-like, guileful body,
Having sought him and then slain him.

(Source: "On Deepavali" from the Poems of Sri Ramana Maharshi,
by Sadhu Arunachala, Major Chadwick. 2nd edition, Sri Ramanasramam, 1967.)

Arunachala Siva.