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Bhagavan's Aruna Vijayam Day 2009 - 5
« on: September 04, 2009, 05:48:20 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana says in His Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai:

Arunachalam ena ahame ninaippavar ahathai ver aruppai arunachala...

The conventional English translation is:   You root out the ego
of those who think of you at Heart, O Arunachala!

The Tamil rendering gives another meaning:  O Arunachla, you
root out the ego of those who think 'Arunachala am I'.

Since Arunachala stands for the spiritual Heart, the traditional
belief that a thought of Arunachala confers liberation is no superstition.  However, in the second meaning, we have already
taken off to the clear sky of Jnana.  Dwelling on the identity of I with pure Awareness, of which the Hill is the solid tangible symbol, the
separate I fades away or is rooted out.  Its place is taken by the
universal Self dwelling in this body and fulfilling the universal

To those who had asked Bhagavan Ramana:  "Bhagavan!  Why are You always looking at the Hill?" Bhagavan Ramana had said:  "I am looking at my Swarupam!"

Both the meanings made headway into the child Venkataraman, when
some one told Him after a visit to Tiruvannamalai: "Arunachalam!"

The word is the mantra, the guru mantra, even though that guru
did not appear again in His story!  Arunachalam was thought of,
and Arunachalam entered into His Heart.

This, Bhagavan Ramana confirms in Arunachala Ashtakam, Verse 1:

Arunachala Siva.