Five Verses to Sri Arunachala
Ocean of Nectar, Full of Grace,
Engulfing the Universe in Thy Splendour !
Oh, Arunachala — the Supreme Itself !Be Thou the Sun, and open the Lotus of my Heart in Bliss,
Oh Arunachala !
In Thee the picture of the Universe
Is formed, has its stay and is dissolved.Thou Art the Inner-Self,
This is the Sublime Truth.
who dancest in the Heart as 'I',
Heart is Thy Name, Oh Lord !
He who turns inward with untroubled mind
To search where the conciousness of 'I' arises
Realises the Self and rests in Thee,
Oh Arunachala ! like a river when it joins the Ocean.
Abandoning the outer world,
with Mind and Breath Controlled,
To meditate on Thee within, the Yogi sees Thy Light,
Oh Arunachala ! and finds his delight in Thee !
He who dedicates his mind to Thee,
and seeing Thee always beholds the Universe as Thy figure;
He Who at all times Glorifies Thee
and loves Thee as none other than the Self,He is the Master without rival – being One with Thee,
Oh Arunachala ! And lost in Thy Bliss.
tr. Arthur Osborne
Thou hast been building Thy own Temple
in the cavity of the Lotus of my Heart,
so that I may worship Thee,
with the fruits and flowers of my breathOh Arunachala !
Arunachala Bhakta Bhagavat