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Ulaganathan P: (#9): Merger of Siva & Shakti in Karthigai Deepam

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We received this email from Ulaganathan P.

Namaste,

You will recall that in my post --
http://arunachala-girivalam.blogspot.com/2009/10/karthigai-deepam-beaconing-light.html -- I had said that Sakti merges with Siva in Karthigai Deepam. I compared the top of the hill to the Ajna Chakra. This was something I experienced. I did not consult any source to write it. Today, when I was browsing the site of David Godman: www.davidgodman.org/asaints/powerofa1.shtml I was stunned to see that Ramana Maharishi has infact explained the very same experience - the phenomenon of the merger of Siva-Shakti in Arunachala.

As you said, if I remain a child to Arunachala Siva, I will have direct experience of Him, not just text book knowledge. I have pasted the relevant portion of the post in the above site:-

"Seeing this, the devotee at last said, 'Chidambaram is even greater than Arunachala, because among the panchabuta lingams [the lingams representing the five elements] Chidambaram is the space-lingam while Arunachala is only the fire-lingam.(6) Since the four elements, earth, water, air and fire, finally have to merge in space, space is the principal element.'

Hearing this, Sri Bhagavan smiled and said, 'All the five elements come into existence only when Sakti seemingly forsakes her identify with Lord Siva, the Supreme Self (Paramatman). Since the five elements are thus only the creations of Sakti, she is superior to all of them. Therefore, more important than the place where the elements merge, is the place where Sakti herself merges. Because Sakti is dancing in Chidambaram, Lord Siva has to dance before her and thereby make her become motionless. But in Arunachala Lord Siva remains ever motionless (achala), and hence Sakti automatically and effortlessly merges in him through great love. Therefore, Arunachala shines as the foremost and most powerful kshetra, because here Sakti, who has seemingly created all this manifold appearance, herself merges into the Lord. So for those mature aspirants who seek to put an end to the false appearance of duality, the most powerful help is to be found only in Arunachala-kshetra.'

with regards
ulaganathan p

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