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Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« on: February 12, 2012, 10:57:50 AM »
Dear Friends,
After seeing Kailash Photos, I have got the feeling that Arunachala along  the path opposite Sri Ramanashramam Gate looks exactly like the KAilash mountain.
I wonder what others feel and if they share the same feeling then is there any esoteric significance to the same.
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Anand.
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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 12:51:41 PM »
Dear Anand Sundaram,

You are correct. I have not seen Kailash excepting in photographs. But I 'feel' the same thing.  When I was in Hong Kong with
my son during November - December 2011, there was one hill which was visible from the balcony of the house, across the sea.
It appeared to me like Arunachala.  My son did not believe it first. After looking that hill intently, he then also felt the same thing.
I think it is more our of our bhavana, intense feelings.

Some years back, I wrote a poem in Tamizh:

neerellAm Ganga
nilamellAm Kasi
oorellam Thillai
malaiyellAm  Arunagiri.

All waters are Ganga
All lands are KASI
All places are Thillai - Chidambaram
All hills are Arunagiri.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 03:11:44 PM »
om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

Dear Subramnianji,

And shall we add?

yellam onru thane- akam.

" And all are one and same, the Self"
« Last Edit: February 13, 2012, 03:14:25 PM by Sreeswaroop »

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 03:52:28 PM »
On a recent trip to India, when we were nearing Chennai Airport my neighbour opened the blinds quite dramatically. So I turned to look and couldn't believe my eyes. I saw a mountain like Arunachala. At first I thought I was imagining it because I had been doing the Arunachala mantra throughout the flight.  Then I thought may be all mountains look like Arunachala from up above 

When we landed in Chennai, I asked the pilot if we passed Tiruvannamalai... maybe ... perhaps???  and he said with a smile "Ofcourse we did. Why did you see Arunachala?"
« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 01:27:25 PM by Child of Arunachala »

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 09:14:59 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

At first I thought I was imagining it because I had been doing the Arunachala mantra throughout the flight. 

Dear Child of Arunachala

Which mantra you were doing. I don't know what is that Arunachala mantra

Also was watching Chaganti pravachanam on Bhagavan Ramana, there he has mentioned that there are some 108 verses on Arunachala called Arunachalamanimala . Can any one Pl let me know if this book is available  in english.
Are these 108 verses written by Bhagavan Ramana

Om NAmo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 12:42:25 PM »
Dear swayam,

Arunachala mantra is simply: Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva,

                                              Arunachala Siva, Arunachala!

This comes as a refrain in Sri Bhagavan's famous Arunachala Aksharamana Malai, the Bridal Garland of Letters. This is
available in English, in the sense, as anglicized Tamizh.

Sri Arunachala Ashottaram or 108 holy names of Sri Ramana is different. This is written on Sri Bhagavan, by Viswantha Swami
in Sanskrit and is also available in Sanskritized Tamizh and also in English.


Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 08:31:22 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Thank you sir.
Is the same(Arunachala Aksharamana Malai) not available in Telugu also. Am I becoming greedy

Nice explanation you have given in your below post

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=1848.0

Somehow you didn't continue it  :)

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 05:19:13 PM »
Dear swayam,

Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai is also available in Telugu. It is by one Lingeswara Rao. This is the information given by
srkudai.

You mentioned one post, which I did not continue.... What is it? I am not able to trace it. Nor do I have hard copies of my
posts.  Please tell me the content. Then I can  reply.

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 07:38:21 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Thanks sir for the info. I was referring to below post of yours

you can cut paste the below URL in your browser

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=1848.0

OR

the message is as given below
Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai, was composed by Bhagavan Ramana,
when He was in the Hills.  This was one of the first compositions of
Bhagavan Ramana.  As happened in cases of many of His songs,
this was written for the sake of Pazhaniswami and other devotees
to be used by them when they go for alms on the streets of Tiruvannamalai.  Since most of the sadhus were singing Tevaram and
Sivapuranam, in Tiruvachakam, while going for alms, Pazhani Swami
wanted a new song to exlusively identify the inmates of Virupakshi
Cave, Ramana's devotees, to the householders in the town and hence
this song. 

This song is a rapturous flood of devotional mysticism, and at the
same time, telling the advaitic principles.  Such songs are seen in
the compositions of Tayumanavar, Manikkavachagar and Sri
Ramalinga Swamigal and Nammazhwar and Arungiri Nathar.   

This is a bridal song, with the maiden calling for her lover, to come
swiftly to marry her or elope with her!   But this has been sung by
Bhagavan Ramana after the Self Realization.  How come?  Why should
an individual soul, already merged with Effuglence, call for Godhead
to unite with her?  We have only to take, that these are for various
melting devotees seekkng union with Siva and not for Bhagavan Ramana
Himself.  But He comes down to the level of devotees and seek the
coming of Siva, as Manikkavachagar has done in many of his songs,
in Tiruvachakam and Tiru Chitrambala Kovai.  It is like Arunagiri Natha
pining for Muruga, saying, 'Come fast.  The cool moon is burning me!
The roaring waves of the ocean are pouring molten iron into my ears.
The jasmine flowers irritate my nostrils.  The milk is sour.  The sight
of union of cuckoo birds is harming my eyes.  The silk cotton bed is
like a fireplace!'
 
This sort of bridal mysticism is prevalent in Andal also.  (Amukta Malyata
heroine).  But she is by nature, a woman.  Waiting for wedding.  Hence
it was natural for her to ask Vishnu to come as a bridegroom.  But
for Manikkavachagar, Arunagiri Natha and Bhagavan Ramana, it is
contrived through a nayaki nayaka bhava, the ultimate resonance
of the individual soul seeking union with the Self.

There are many interesting aspects in Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai.
We shall see a few of them.)

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 10:53:58 AM »
Dear swayam,

Thank you for the URL. I have stopped posting original posts after my 6000th post. Hence I shall give some aspects of brilliance
of Akshara Mana Maalai; 

1. Akshara itself has got two meanings. One is the letters, alphabets.  The second is that which is not ksharam, that is having death.
Aksharam is the only deathless Principle. It is never born, ever present, and never dying, the Self.

2. Akshara mana maalai can again be parted in two ways. Aksha ramana maalai, the everpresent garland of
Ramana. The other is that which is a bridal garland, mana maalai.

3. The Hill, Arunachala is ever present. It is symbolic of Atma. It has no night or day. Because it is timeless. time is that breaks the
Divine. seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years etc., are khanda samvit, that which breaks the Self. The Self has no
time. It has no going and coming too. Only those that die will have coming and going. Like human body, the world, the jiva, the mind
etc., Hence Sri Bhagavan says:

74. In the wide expanse of Pure Being, where there is no going and no coming, reveal to me the joy of wrestling with your Grace, O
Arunachala!  Why wrestling? Grace is ever present. But the ego stops its flow. Hence one should wrestle for Grace with the ego.
Finally the Grace wins the boxing  and ego is knocked out.

91. In the house of freedom of Pure Space, where there is neither night or day, come let us enjoy themselves, O Arunachala!
In Pure Space, Akasa, there is no night or day. Akasa is beyond the sun, stars and galaxies, hence there is no night and day there! 

4. Maalai, garland! What garland Siva would give me? There are already two wives for him. One is Uma, who is concorporate. Hence
that garland which is worn by Siva and Uma cannot be given. Another is Ganga. She is on the head of Siva and is wearing the head
garland (thalai maalai) of Siva. The head garland is made of Aathi flowers. He cannot give that. Then what shall poor Siva give?
Sri Bhagavan wants a mana malai, marital garland. He will have to only give the third garland, that is, garland of  KonRai flowers!

Siva mAnasa Puja says: jaathi champak bhilwa bhatra rachita. He is wearing, jasmine, champaka and  bhilva garlands apart from
other garlands. He is also wearing the garlands of skulls of Brahma and Vishnu!  Sri Bhagavan does not say which garland. But one
can take it as konRai garland or magizha garland. Magizha flower is from the Sthala Viruksham of Tiruvannamalai temple. The holy tree of the temple. Magizha flower is very tiny but very fragrant. Muruganar says in his Verse adoring the song, (which appears first before the
start of song), magizh maalai, magizha garland!  See the poem tharuNa runa mani kirana vali nigar, tharum akshara mana maalai....     

There are many such brilliant angles to this priceless Ruby!

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 10:50:31 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Thanks much Sir.

Just need one more info

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This comes as a refrain in Sri Bhagavan's famous Arunachala Aksharamana Malai, the Bridal Garland of Letters. This is
available in English, in the sense, as anglicized Tamizh.

Can you pl let me know the exact title and author of the English book. So that I can order it online.
Is this english book same as below

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/bookstallsales/books-in-english-translations-amp-commentaries/arunachala-siva-p-5004/

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya


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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 10:53:45 AM »
Dear swayam,

The title is the same as the Tamizh one. Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam. (Five Songs on Arunahchala). The first song is
Sri Arunachala Aksharamana Maalai.  The other four songs are:

Sri Arunachala Nava mani malai
Sri Arunachala Padigam
Sri Arunachala Ashtakam
Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.

In the beginning, there are also seven verses of Sri Arunachala Mahatmyam (the greatness of Arunachala) which were rendered
by Sri Bhagavan in Tamizh, select verses from the original Sanskrit Purana Skandam. 

Arunachala  Siva.
 


 

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Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 03:03:29 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Thank you Very much Sir.

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya