Saturday, April 07, 2007

Arunachala is pure conciousness

For liberation there must be continuous remembrance of Arunachala. One must also have faith in Arunachala and surrender to it.
Arunachala is pure consciousness, it is not an inert lump of rock. If you have faith that Arunachala is a Guru who will guide you, it will respond with the appropriate guidance. But to get this guidance one must surrender to the mountain and have strong faith in it.

Arunachala is like a fire; if you come near it you may get warm or even burnt. But if you are wearing insulation, even though you are physically near, you may not feel the fire.
-- Annamalai Swami

Photo of Arunachala taken from Sri Ramanasramam in Feb 2006