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I have just conceived of giving a teaching from Thiruvannamalai after looking at the Mountain (Arunachala) for a few minutes.

When I just came in front of the Mountain, it said: “The Mountain is the problem.”

I said, ”Why?”

“Because this Mountain is hiding the vision.”

“But that’s paradoxical,” I said. “People come here just to look at the Mountain so that there will be a revelation, but you are telling me now that the Mountain is a problem. It’s going to hide.”

So I get confused. “So what do I need to do? Why did I come all the way here?”

There is a deeper understanding about the Mountain saying “I am hiding.”

When Ramana Maharshi came, the Mountain said the same thing. You know, that it’s just a rock. But then Ramana Maharshi also said, “Although it’s just a rock, it can still the mind. By looking at the Mountain, it can still the mind.”

And I would go one step further and would say, “You don’t even have to look at the Mountain. To just be in the presence of the Mountain, although the Mountain will be a few miles away from you, and even without seeing the Mountain, the Mountain can still still the mind. How?”

How the Mountain, Arunachala, Stills the Mind


There is a Divine Radiation from the Mountain all around this area, and this Divine Radiation is capable of stilling the mind. And stilling the mind is the most important thing that can happen to anyone.

“Be still and know that you are God” is Bible, the Old Testament, I guess. So there is no way you can still the mind through human efforts. You need to have some Divine Intervention, and the Divine Intervention is provided by the Mountain.

I just want to give this experience to people who come here looking for transformation. But again, the mind comes, and the mind is the problem. The mind gives innumerable concepts, ideas, philosophies, etc, etc. But all of these things have to come to an end, and that will come just being in the presence of the Mountain. The Mountain will still the mind.

How will it still the mind? By just using the sound “Arunachala”.

Arunachala Sacred Site Mantra Meditation

“Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva, Aruna Sivom”

“Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva, Aruna Sivom”

Pronunciation: Ah-roo-nah-CHELL-uh SHEE-vuh X 3, ah-roo-NAH shee-VOHM (the accent syllables for the chant are different when speaking)


Arunachala: Shiva as the Sacred Fire that illuminates darkness

Aruna: Brilliant glow like that from the Sun

Shiva: Supreme Archetype of Karma Removal and Transcendental Awareness

Sivom: The vibration of Shiva’s presence or darshan

This sound, Arunachala Siva, will help you while you’re looking at the Mountain. There are a million ways you can use the Mountain. There is so much that can be said, but all of these verbal and visual presentations lead to one goal, and that is to still the mind.

Come to Arunachala. I want to invite you for my birthday, and I have accepted Arunanchala as my domicile in India.

God Bless.

Join Dr. Pillai at Arunachala

Dr. Pillai’s sacred powerspot trip is from January 30th –  February 10th, and you’re invited to join him.

You will visit the following three sacred sites:

  • Rameshwaram: Pillai’s birthplace and the most powerful place for karma removal. Rameshwaram has 22 karma-cleansing wells that you can bathe in.
  • Kumbakonam: The Temple Capital of the World and home of the largest number of sacred powerspots.
  • Thiruvannamalai: Home of Arunachala Mountain, the powerspot that illuminates all the other powerspots in the world. The Mountain is said to be the embodiment of Shiva’s Divine Fire form.

God Bless,

Dr. Pillai

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