27 July 2006

Arunachala Ashtakam

Verse 3:
When I approach Thee regarding Thee as having form, Thou standest as a Hill on earth.

If with the mind the seeker looks for Thy essential form as formless, he is like one who travels the earth to see the ever-present ether.

To dwell without thought upon Thy boundless nature is to lose ones separate identity like a doll of sugar when it comes in contact with the ocean of nectar.

And when I come to realize who I am, what else is this identity of mine but Thee, O Thou Who standest as the towering Aruna Hill?

[By Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi]

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