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Title: help about Upadesa Saram
Post by: simona on April 07, 2008, 11:43:14 PM
I am reading about Upadesa Saram. I cant understand the meaning  of freeing will and binding will quoted in "The Ultimate Question" pag. n°4.
Please, can someone help me?

A smile,
simona
Title: Re: help about Upadesa Saram
Post by: ashwin on April 21, 2008, 09:32:49 AM
Hi,

Which ever the line you read in upadesa saram, it points out that you have to remove the thought of "I" or in normal words the "EGO".

In order to destroy the EGO, bhagavan's policy of "WHO AM I ?" is the one and the best way.

The state which we are in deep sleep, this state has to achieved when we are Awake.

Destroy the thoughts as and when they arise..... That is the First and foremost step and that is Upadesa (Teaching) Sara ( meaning).

 :D
Title: Re: help about Upadesa Saram
Post by: Subramanian.R on May 24, 2008, 03:01:30 PM
To my understanding, there is no direct discussion on "free will and
"binding will" in Upadesa Saram.  Bhagavan tells about disinterested
action, worship, meditation and eventually the "anya bhavam"
and "ananya bhavam".  If you still want an elaboration on karma,
destiny and free will, please read David Godman's book - Be as you are -
Chapter 21 (Ramanasramam Publication and Penguin Paperback)