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Arunachala Pancharatnam
« on: June 16, 2009, 05:16:02 PM »
One Mr. Nanavati of Bombay asked Bhagavan Ramana:  "In
the fifth stanza of Arunachala Pancharatnam, reference is
made to seeing 'Your form in everything.  What is the form
referred to?"  Bhagavan said:  "The stanza says that one
should completely surrender one's mind, turn it inwards
and see 'you' the Self within and then see the Self in 'you'
in everything.  It is only after seeing the Self within that one
will be able to see the Self in everything."

The fifth stanza of Arunachala Pancharatnam reads:

He who dedicates his mind to Thee and, seeing Thee, always
beholds the universe as Thy figure.  He who at all times glorifies
Thee and loves Thee as none other than the Self, he is the
master without rival, being one with Thee, Oh Arunachala,
and lost in Thy bliss!

The first part of this stanza deals with bhakti marga. Glorifying
God with intense love, one passes beyond samsara and is happy as being merged in Him.  This is bhakti.  The second part of the stanza deals with karma marga.  Feeling God's immanence everywhere, one considers oneself not as the agent, but as
a tool to serve God in the shape of one's surroundings.

Tamil stanza starts as:  Unnitathil oppuvitta uLLathal ep
pozhudhu unnai kandu ellammum un uruvai......

[Verse translation: Arthur Osborne, later improved by
Prof. K. Swaminathan and J.Jayaraman.]

(Source of the post:  Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless
Ocean of Grace, Volume 5., Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.