Manda meviya naadhanai;
Kandu nindru kanindhu Legame
Kaatchi yayikaLi kondavan.
pindam = body made of flesh; naadhan = lord; annam = universe; kanindhu = ripe, with compassion; egam = oneness; kaatchi = sight; kaLi = enjoy;
Even though our sadhguru Sri Ramana took the form of flesh-body, he has transcended the universal forms and stands as para swarupa. As that God form, he, with compassion, sees everything as One and is established in that blissful state.
In Tamil Siddha outlook, what is in the universe is in the human body as well, ‘andathil uLLadhe pindam, pindathil uLladhe andam’ they have said (andam is universe and pindam in body), meaning what is in the universe is in the body and what is in the body is in the universe. Made up of the same elements, one is seen as microcosm and the other as macrocosm.
Since his death experience as a boy, Bhagavan knew in an instant that he was not the body with its limitations and lived established and delighted in the Self (as atmaraman). To Bhagavan, there was no other. He once told Krishnaswami, the attendant, that he cannot see the difference between man and woman. “A living guru does not mean somebody living in a body at a historical time and in a given geographical place’, he observed. And, “The guru is always timeless, to talk of the guru in time, you bring birth, death, living, all this.” Although he has given darshan as the deities that the devotees wanted to see, when someone prayed to see his real swarupa, Bhagavan’s physical form disappeared and the devotee saw just space, which slowly dissolved back to his physical form after a while (from Ramaswami’s account). And as that form of formless divinity, he showered and still showers us with infinite and unconditional compassion (avyaja karuna murthy).