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Arunachala and perceivable worlds
« on: November 19, 2009, 10:47:58 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana has rendered in verses the greateness of
Arunachala, the ideas taken from Sri Arunachala Mahaatmyam.
There are seven such verses, which are included in Compelte
Works of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.  This is the fourth song.

Ella ualahum tagai-yav-viyalal
Polla vinaigal runam am puhalidu
Illa dadu-vam edukan nurulal
Ellar Arunachalam am iduve.

How many ever worlds there are, all are but a bondage.
By that very nature, dreadful actions resulting in the
misery of births and deaths is the cause of bondage.
These inexorable vile actions - seat of bondage - will be
rendered naught by the mere vision of Arunachala shining
everywhere as Hill of Light.

             (Tr. T.R. Kanakammal)

All the percivable worlds, howevger great they are,  are but
shackles, by their binding nature and by there inherent quality
of causing attachments.  All actions are the seeds of bondage
resulting in the misery of endless cycles of births and deaths.
A mere sight of Arunachala, the effulgent Hill, shining in all
splendour, will render all actions fruitless.

Arunachala Puranam hails the potency of Arunachala, a mere
vision of which will uproot all "vinaihal" actions, karmas in
Tamil, root and branch.

Lord Brahma affirms:  "People afflicted by cycles of births
due accumulated evil deeds done by body, mind and speech,
will be freed of them by a mere vision of Arunachala.:

Aruna  = A + runa.  Aruna is that which negates actions.

Saint Tiru Jnana Sambandhar in his famous Tevaram song says
that if Arunachala dances, all actions and vasanas take to
their heels. 

Once Devaraja Mudaliar asked Bhagavan Ramana:  "Bhagavan!
Is it true that mere seeing or staying within three yojanas (twenty
four miles) of the Hill, will render the vasanas burnt?"

Bhagavan Ramana replied:  "Oye, this is a Supreme Court
Order!  Who can repudiate it?" 

(Devaraja Mudaliar was an advocate.)

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: Arunachala and perceivable worlds
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 04:51:07 PM »
Dear Subramanian-ji,

I have read also:  "Oh Arunachala thou doest root out the ego of those who think of you from afar".  Can you tell me if this is from Sri Ramana?

Oh Arunachala, blazing fire of Jnana, in my heart I pray and think of Thee from afar, root out the ego, merging me in the Self.


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Re: Arunachala and perceivable worlds
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 05:08:44 PM »
Dear nonduel,

O Arunachala!  "Thou dost root out the ego who think of you
in the Heart."

The above verse appears as the first verse of Sri Arunachala
Aksharamana Malai, of Bhagavan Sri Ramana.  The same meaning
is also conveyed in Verse 5 of Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam, in a
little more elaborate manner, which reads as under:-

My form of grace, the Hill of Arunachala, seen from the perceptible
limit beheld physically or remembered deeply in the heart even from
afar, without rigours of painful observances of physical and mental
disciplines of the four-fold sadhana, the concealed import of Vedanta (Brahman or the Self) difficult to obtain without sustained toil is
attainable by everyone without distinction. 

This verse along with six other verses of Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam
have been rendered in Tamil verses by Bhagavan Ramana.

The verse I had quoted in the original post is Verse 4 of Sri
Arunachala Maahatmyam.

I shall try to give the meaning and import of the remaining six
verses of Maahatmyam shortly.

Arunachala Siva.