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Musings over Death - 4
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:45:16 AM »
The Death is always fearful.  It is called Fearful Death.  Even
the god of death, Yama in Hindu theology is depicted to be
jet black in colour, riding a jet black ox, and carrying a whip.
His eyes are fuming fire.  Everyone is afraid of death. We
weep, cry, we do some action to overcome that impending
death.  But Bhagavan Ramana, when He had the death experience is Madurai house, observed the death.  He treated
the death as a substance and just observed it.  Ok, let me
see what happens.  This body dies.  Then it is taken to
cremation ground and is burnt to ashes.  But am 'I' dying?
No.  I am shining ever, in the Heart Centre and then everywhere,
I am feeling its pulsations, sphurana.  Thus Bhagavan did not
fear death but investigated it and in the process He conquered
death. For people who can observe death nonchalantly and
find the Source, there is no death, no cremation grounds.  There
was no weeping, no action, no rushing to the elders, no rushing
to the doctors.

Death is called MARANAM in Tamil.  By investigating the
death, Bhagavan became RAMANAM.  This He did it by
self enquriy for the Source.   Bhagavan Ramana says in
one of His conversations:  "That Fire within me, consumed
my mind or death."

Others who cannot do this self enquiry, but have MARANAM, they have to seek the SARANAM, the feet of Mahesa, Siva.  For them Siva becomes ARANAM, the fort in which one can safely stay without the fear of death.

Bhagavan Ramana uses all the three words, Maranam and Aranam, Saranam in Sad Darsanam, Verse 2.   He has prescribed Siva's feet as the ARANAM for who can do Saranagati but not Self enquiry.


Arunachala Siva.