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Bhagavan's Aruna Vijyam 2009 - 4
« on: September 01, 2009, 02:09:44 PM »
We shall complete the Bhagavan Ramana's Aruna Vijayam episode,
with His arrival to Virupakshi Cave from Guru Murtham.  We shall,
the see His autobiographical stains in His Sri Arunachala Stuti

One another Pazhani Swami was there on the Hill, doing daily puja
for a Vinayaka stone image there.  He used to relgiously collect
raw rice through bhiksha, mix it with milk and sugar and make
a Payasam for Vinayaka.  One day, one Srinivasa Iyer who was
in the Hill told Pazhani Swami:  "What is the use of doing service
to this stone image.  There is a living God near Guru Murtham who
will confer liberation to you.  Go, Go."

Pazhani Swami rushed to Guru Murtham and had his first darshan
of Bhagavan Ramana.  Swami Suddanada Bharati in his Tamil biography of Bhagavan Ramana says:  "Pazhani Swami came like
Madhura Kavi Azhwar to Nammazhwar."  Madhura Kavi Azhwar
was in North India.  One old brahmin guided him to south, deep
south town called Tirunagari.  Madhura Kavi was guided by a light
to come to Nammazhwar.  From then on, he never left his Guru.
He did not even care to visit temples unlike other Vaishnava saints.   

Pazhani Swami started serving Bhagavan Ramana, like the legendary Friday.  Bhagavan Ramana from a deep state delving within, could
not even stand up.  Pazhani Swami used to hold him in shoulders
and make him stand.  He gave Him the daily doze of liquid rice
porridge.  One day, some urchins who came to steal mangoes in the
Mango Grove thought that Bhagavan Ramana would be watching
them steal.  One suggested that they could pour cactus milk into
His eyes!  Fortunately Pazhani Swami was nearby to avert the danger.  So Pazhani Swami decided to build a loft inside the gardens
so that visitors and unwanted passers-by might not disturb Bhagavan Ramana.  On the loft Bhagavan Ramana was siting like Sri Dakshinamurthy!  Pazhani Swami used to sit before Him, with books
like Jnana Vasishtam (Yoga Vasishtam's name in Tamil), Vedanta
Choodamani (not Viveka Choodamani), Kaivalya Navaneetham etc.,
He could not read them fluently though they were in Malayalam.
Bhagavan Ramana found his distress and started looking into those
books.  He understood that Malayalam is a mixture of Tamil and
Sanskrit.  He knew to read immediately.  "If one attains the Self,
which is the store house of all wealth and all knowledge, what else
is there to learn?"  says Bhagavan Ramana in Sad Darsanam, Verse 23. Bhagavan Ramana read out these Malayalam works and gave
their meanings to Pazhani Swami!  He also found that all that these works were describing was the state that He was dwelling in.

Bhagavan Ramana spent His further months and years in Sadguru Swami Cave, Guhai Namasivaya Temple, Mango Tree Cave near
Mulaipal Tirtham, (not the Mango Tree Grove) and but His permanent stay was in Virupakha Cave, where He stayed till 1916.  The years 1900 to 1912 were the most important years in Bhagavan Ramana's life in Tiruvannamalai.  It is only during this period, Who am I?, Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai, and other Stuti Panchakam songs, Upadesa Manjari and Vichara Sangraham took birth. 

We shall leave the Vijayam story at this level and see one or two aspects of Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam.

Arunachala Siva.