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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 26
« on: September 26, 2009, 04:41:10 PM »
The last post on this (25) was on 6th September, with which
I had concluded the fourth verse.

The fifth verse describes the karma and bhakti marga.  Both
end up in the same goal, viz., seeing every thing and every person in the outside world as Arunachala, by realizing the Self, the one without a second.

The Tamil verse of Bhagavan reads:

Unnitathil oppuvitha uLLathal ep-pozhuthum
Unnai kaNdu ellammum un-uruvai anniyamil
Anbu seyum annon arunachala velgum
Inburuvai unnil azhnthe.

O Arunachala, whoever to You with sole love, his mind surrendered
to You and always seeing all things, as Your form, immersed in
You, the Felicity to reign supreme.

                                     (Tr. Kapali Sastri)

Bhagavan Ramana rendered this in Sanskrit as:

Tvayyarpita-manasaa tvaam
Pasyamtsarvam tavaakrititiya satatam
sa jayatyarunachala tvayi sukhe magnah:

Lakshmana Sarma translates this in his Sanskrit paraphrase

He that loves You, having his mind absorbed in You, ever seeing
all the world as forms of You, and cherishing You with undivided
love, excels (all other yogis) being merged in You, the Ocean
of Bliss.  He is indeed is the best of Yogis.

                                  - Lakshmana Sarma (WHO)

There is no word Yogi or any meaning that he is the best of Yogis, in the original verse.  Perhaps, WHO added it to highlight that
such a person is the greatest.  He is karma yogi and bhakti-yogi.  Kapali Sastri does not bring reference to Yogis here, as per
the original verse of Bhagavan Ramana.


Arunachala Siva.