Saturday, June 09, 2007

Abala Bhava

Arunachala seen from Sri Ramanasramam, 2006

Though the Paramatma who is neither man nor woman manifested Himself in this universe in the shape of Bhagavan, still in the worship of Lord Arunachaleswara, Bhagavan addressed the Lord with abala bhava (feelings of a woman towards her husband). I therefore felt indescribable pride at this. It appears Manikkavachakar sang those songs when he got abala bhava towards the Lord. Bhagavan too wrote his Aksharamanamalai with the same abala bhava. Do you see how exalted a place is accorded to the abala bhava!

From Letters from Sri Ramanasramam (76) by Suri Nagamma.
For more on Manikkavachakar, see Letters from Sri Ramanasramam (176), Spiritual Stories (55) and this.

Dedicated to Bhagavan's Mother, Allagamal on Mahapooja day (June 9th, 2007)