The other night, earlier this week, i couldn't sleep. So i got up and read an entire issue of Geo, the mag closest to NatGeoMag.
It had an interesting pic of a naturally-formed hole in the wall in Copper Bay, South Africa.
I had recently blogged about the iHole in the Wall, so i was thinking it was a good photo to add at the bottom of that post. But when i googled for the same, i couldn't find anything remotely like that.
So i switched to the next best source, Flickr, and got some neat photos tagged hole in the wall.
To me, the best of the lot was, of course, this masterpiece by Zeb Andrews:
After some time, it struck me that the upper portion of the profile looked so much like Arunachala, the thagada view looking west, the so-called Murugan Face:
To me, it was a vindication of what Michael James writes in The Power of Arunachala:
That is, so long as we identify the body as 'I', it is equally true that this hill is God. Indeed, Sri Bhagavan used to say that because we identify the body as 'I', Lord Siva, the Supreme Reality, out of his immense compassion for us, identifies this hill as 'I', so that we may see him, think of him and thereby receive his grace and guidance. 'Only to reveal your [transcendent] state without speech [i.e. through silence], you stand as a hill shining from earth to sky,' sings Sri Bhagavan in the last line of the second verse of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam.Through Arunachala, you can see the Formless.