30 June 2006

Feet on Arunachala

On top of the summit of Arunachala there is a large flat stone with enormous rock-cut feet on it. It is approximately five feet from this spot that the huge cauldron is placed every year during the Karthigai festival. The feet are supposed to represent the feet of Arunachala. When you go to the top of the Hill, there you find the feet: because in Arunachala, the Supreme, there is neither top nor bottom, there are no parts, there is just wholeness. Also because what is highest in principle is lowest in manifestation; the first is last and the last first.

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