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Bhagavan's Aruna Vijayam Day - 2009 - 7
« on: September 04, 2009, 06:37:55 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana says in Sri Arunachala Ashtakam Verse 3, about
the Self being with form (in devotional path) and also as formless
in Jnana path.

When I approach You thinking that You have form, you stand here
as a Hill on earth; if one regarding You as formless wants to see
You, he is like one wandering through the world to have a look
at the ubiquitous, invisible ether.  Meditating without thought on
Your formless Being, my form (my separate entity as individual)
dissolves like a sugar doll in the ocean.  And when I realize who I am,
what being have I, apart from You, O who stand as the mighty
Arunachala.

All religions and all dharmas lead to the Self.  All roads lead to
Tiruvannamalai.  For Atma is the same for all religious thinkers
and religious beliefs.  Siva, Narayana, Buddha, Christ, Allah, Arakan
all merge in the Self.  This Bhagavan Ramana describes in the Verse
8 of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam, and winds up the discussions about
the way and the goal.

The rain drops showered down by the rainclouds, risen from the sea
cannot rest until they reach, despite all hindrances, once again their
ocean home.  The embodied soul from You proceeding may through
various ways self chosen, wander aimlessly for a while, but cannot
rest till it rejoins You, the Source.  A bird may hover here and there
and cannot in midheaven stay.  It must come back the way it went to find at last on earth alone its place.  Even so the soul must turn to You, O Aruna Hill, and merge again in You alone, the Ocean of Bliss.

Till it reaches the Ocean, it is all a picture that rises, stays and ends
in Arunachala.  You only dance as Heart, with all these games. You
are the Heart.  He says this in Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam, Verse 2.
But is this Heart a dry Hill?  No.  It is an ocean of nectar. It is like
Sun that swallows all the darkness.  This, He says in Sri Arunachala
Pancharatnam Verse 1.

Arunachala Siva.