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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 29
« on: September 28, 2009, 11:55:12 AM »
On 18.1.1946, Nanavati of Bombay asked Bhagavan Ramana:
"In the fifth verse of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam, reference is
made to seeing "Your form in everything.  What is the form
referred to?"  Bhagavan Ramana 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!"

This sums up the whole verse.  Unless through intense devotion
culminating in surrender and doing work as per God's will in life,
one can realize the Self and with that realization, one can see
every form as the Self.

Prahalada said that he can show Narayana anywhere.  When
Hiranyakasyap said whther Narayana is there in the pillars of
the palace hall, he said: "Yes."  "In any pillar?"  "Yes, in any
pillar that you want!"  Prahalada could say this only after he
has realized the Self within and after that everything is Narayana
and nothing but Narayana.

After this realization, where is the worshipper and where is the
worshipped?  Where is worship at all?  Bhagavan Ramana
had gone to Arunachleswra Temple, only 3 or 4 times in His
54 years of life, after His historic first visit on 1st September 1896.  But He never forbid anyone from going to the temple and infact
encouraged them to do pradakshina of the Hill everyday!

Saint Manikkavachagar says in one of his last poems of Tiruvachakam.  These were written after his self realization.
In fact, it is titled as Advaita Anubhuti.  One of the poems
runs as under:

I cannot rejoice hereafter in seeing Siva's anklet-wearing feet!
I can rejoice the women everywhere, but not with lust!
I cannot wear Vibhuti hereafter, three times a day!
All of Maya's mischief has left me, I am in Peace!

Arunachala Siva.