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Jyoti

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Arunachala Shiva
« on: August 05, 2010, 04:53:12 AM »
Will chanting of "Arunachala Shiva" lead to liberation?
What did Bhagvan say about this?
I ask because I am not fit for self-enquiry.

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Re: Arunachala Shiva
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 08:32:37 AM »
If desirelessness and attraction towards the divine arises in the heart, it will lead to liberation.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Arunachala Shiva
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 10:21:37 AM »

Arunachala Siva is a Maha mantra.  It is the one which goads
the "I" to the Heart.  Bhagavan Ramana says in one of His conversations:  Even if one keeps on contemplating, I, I, it will lead the mind to the Heart.  He has also mentioned this in Who am I? This mantra directs this "I" to the Heart. 

Answer to Question No. 9:-

That which rises as "I" in this body is the mind.  If one inquires
as to where in the body the thought "I" arises first, one would
discover that it rises in the Heart. That is the place of the mind's
origin.  Even if one thinks constantly "I", "I", one will be led to that place.  Of all thoughts that arise in the mind, the "I-thought" is the first.  It is only after the rise of this that the other thoughts
arise.  It is is after the appearance of the first personal pronoun
that the second and the third personal pronouns appear.  Without the first personal pronoun there will not be the second and the third.   

When one chants Arunachala Siva, do not have the bhavana that
"I am Arunachala Siva."   Simply chant it as it is.  It is the rope that is inside the nostrils of a virulent bull, "I".  It will keep the
"I" under check and leads it to the Heart.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Arunachala Shiva
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 09:05:54 PM »
What about chanting "Unnamulai Amma", does that lead to liberation too?

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Re: Arunachala Shiva
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 10:17:50 AM »


Dear Jyothi,

Any name is okay.  Each according to his inclination.  What is
important is bhavana, the faith and conviction in the name or
mantra.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Arunachala Shiva
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 10:12:53 PM »
Problem is: Bhagavan recommended "Arunachala Shiva" and I have trust in Bhagavan, but I feel more devotion to Devi than to Shiva, so it is difficult for me to make a decission.

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Re: Arunachala Shiva
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2010, 10:55:41 AM »

Dear Jyoti,

No problem at all.  Who is Devi?  She is concorporate with Siva.
She is one half of Siva.  This is also Arunachala Principle.  Ardha
Nari tattvam. So praying to Uma or Devi is as good as praying to
Siva.

Saint Manikkavachagar sings in Tiruvachakam:

Pagam peN uru aanai potri....

Salutations to One who is half woman!


Arunachala Siva.