Monday, July 9, 2007
Look, there it stands as if insentient. Mysterious is the way it works, beyond all human understanding. From my unthinking childhood the immensity of Arunachala had shone in my awareness, but even when I learned from someone that it was only Tiruvannamalai, I did not realise its meaning. When it stilled my mind and drew me to itself and I came near, I saw that it was stillness absolute.
~ Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, first verse of Arunachala Ashtakam, translation by Prof. K. Swaminathan
Labels: Arunachala, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramana Maharshi's early awareness of Arunachala