The Greatest of All Miracles
Can Arunachala perform miracles? Yes. He does it all the time.
He's the Lord and Master of the universe. There's nothing that He can not do. The All Powerful, All Knowing, All Seeing Arunachala can do anything and everything. But there's one thing that He does which stands out as the greatest of all His miracles.
So what's the greatest of all these miracles? Ah, we'll get to that soon...
The Spiritual Magnet
For those who are spiritually inclined, there's no destination quite like Arunachala.
Arunachala is the ultimate spiritual refuge for sincere souls that hunger for spirituality. He's the only One who can satisfy the spiritual hunger that burns within seekers and aspirants. He's the One that our spirit craves unbeknownst to ourselves. He's the ultimate resting place for all souls.
He's our Lord, Master, friend, protector, provider and eternal well wisher. He's the source of all grace and mercy.
There's no equal to this Master of Masters, Lord of Lords. He is the One and the Only One!
He is the One from whom all words recoil in shame for not being able to describe His infinite grace.
How can our soul reach this ultimate of resting places? Simple. Just do giri valan. Giri = hill, Valam = circumambulation. Thus giri valam means circling the hill and Arunachala giri valam means circling the Arunachala hill. Arunachala giri valam is the easiest way to reach the peak of spirituality.
The Siddhas tell us that the Pournami full moon day marks the apex of spirituality in each month. Thus performing Arunachala giri valam during Pournami thithi is spiritually very very effective.
Arunachala, The Spiritual Alchemist
How? By drawing thousands and thousands of seekers unto Himself every month on the Pournami full moon day, exactly as the Siddhas have been telling us. An estimated half a million people (500,000) perform giri valam on the night of the Pournami day each month in Arunachala. This has been reported in the local press. Why, we can visit Arunachala on Pournami days and see for ourselves.
Arunachala has thus changed the minds of men and women right under our noses! He has transformed the material minded human into a spirutal seeker. Of all the endeavors in this world, is there anything more difficult than this? Is there anything more difficult than converting the hunger for material riches into a hunger for the Lord's grace? Is there anything more difficult than transforming the materialist into a spiritual aspirant? Is there anything more difficult than converting the cold hard rock of materialism into the gold that's spirituality? There isn't. And Arunachala is the master of this spiritual alchemy. And this spiritual alchemy, that of converting our materialism into spirituality, is indeed the greatest of all His miracles.
Other articles in this issue of AUMzine discuss Arunachala and girivalam in greater depth. And more are forthcoming! Don't miss them!