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paul

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Bhagavan Arunachala Images.
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:15:58 AM »
Hello,

Over the last few years I have compiled some images that have meant something to me. Recently I?ve tidied some of them up and thought they could be shared here. They are related to Bhagavan and Arunachala except the first one where a paragraph from Katha Upanishad has been combined with a painting of Krishna in his chariot. The words lost some clarity when I shrunk the image. They are given below.

Paul.

Know the Self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer and the mind the reins.

The senses they call the horses, the objects of the senses their roads. When he (the Highest Self) is in union with the body, the senses and the mind, then wise people call him the Enjoyer.

He who has no understanding and whose mind (the reins) is never firmly held, his senses (horses) are unmanageable, like vicious horses of a charioteer.
 
But he who has understanding and whose mind is always firmly held, his senses are under control, like good horses of a charioteer.

He who has no understanding, who is unmindful and always impure, never reaches that place, but enters into the round of births.

But he who has understanding, who is mindful and always pure, reaches indeed that place, from whence he is not born again.

But he who has understanding for his charioteer, and who holds the reins of the mind, he reaches the end of his journey, and that is the highest place of Vishnu.



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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 04:18:23 AM »
For the next image two questions and answers were combined with a portrait of Bhagavan.

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Origin of Arunachala.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 04:34:29 AM »
A black and white photograph of Arunachala was combined with an image of Shiva as a column of fire / light and Brahma and Vishnu.

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The Glory of Sr Arunachala.
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 04:50:05 AM »
Arunachala is the place (that deserves to be called a holy place)!
Of all places it is the greatest! Know that it is the heart (centre)
of the earth. It is Siva Himself. It is a secret place representing
the Heart. Lord Siva always abides there as a glorious hill called
Arunachala!

Know that the day on which (Siva) assumed for the first time
the form of a great and wonderful linga by the name Arunachala,
is athirai in the (Tamil month of) Margazhi. And the day on
which the Devas led by Vishnu praised and worshipped Siva,
who appeared in the midst of that splendour (or: appeared as
that splendour), is Sivaratri in the month of Masi.

Though in fact fiery, my lack-lustre appearance as a hill on
this spot is an act of grace for the maintenance of the world. I
also abide here as the Siddha.4 Within me there are many
glorious caves filled with all kinds of enjoyments. Know this.

Action naturally binds the entire world.
One?s refuge (from such bondage) is this glorious Arunachala,
the mere sight of which suffices to remove all impurities
and transform one (into the Self ).

What cannot be acquired without great pains
?the true import of Vedanta (viz. Self-realization) ?
can be attained by any one who beholds this hill
or even contemplates it from afar.

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Arunachala.
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 04:54:46 AM »
I've added my favourite photograph from my visit to Arunachala last October.

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Arunachala - Hill of Fire.
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 04:56:01 AM »
Arunachala - Hill of Fire.

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Om Arunachala Ramana.
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 05:12:28 AM »
My friend Ramesh always starts his correspondence:

OM ARUNACHALA RAMANA