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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on April 07, 2009, 11:42:24 AM

Title: Upadesa Tiruvahaval - 4
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 07, 2009, 11:42:24 AM
Lines 115-118:-

You declared: "If you investigate who is he that is in bondage,
it will be found that there is no one in bondage.  Thus bondage
is not, and consequently, liberation also is not."  Praise be to you!

This is probably the idea of ULLadu Narpadu, verse 39:

Only so long as one thinks like a madman, 'I am a bound one',
will thoughts of bondage and liberation remain.  But seeing, oneself,
"Who is this bound one?", the eternally liberated and ever attained
Self alone will exist.  When the thought of bondage cannot remain, can the thought of liberation still remain?

The Tamil verse reads:

Pathan naan ennumatte pantha mukti chintanaigaL
Pathan aar enru thannai paarkum kal - Siddhamai
nitha muthan thaan nirka nirkathel pantha chinthai
mukti chinthai mun nirkumo?

Lines 119-122:-

Realization of the ever-present Self is the greatest attainment,
[siddhi] you clearly told me. Praise be to you!

"That is the true attainment, that is liberation, and that is Jnana."
You declared.  Praise be to you!

This is the summary of some of the ideas in ULLadu Narpadu,
verse 35:

To know and to be -- with the mind subsided -- the Reality which is ever-attained, is the [true] siddhi.  All other siddhis are siddhis
that are acquired in a dream; when one wakes up from sleep, will they be real?  Will they who, by abiding in the true state, are rid of
the false [state], be deluded [by siddhis]?  Know and be you [the Reality].

The Tamil verse 35 reads as under:

Chittamai uL poruLai thernthu irutthal siddhi pira
siddhi elam soppanam aar siddhigale - nitthirai vittu
ornthal avai meyyo unmai nilai ninru poymai
theernthar thiayanguvaro ther!

Lines 137-140:-

Praise be to you, Lord of the Vedas, who declared on many occasions: "The Heart where the 'I' though does not arise is the Self, the undivided Supeme Reality", thus clearly revealing the nature of the middle state.

'The middle state' is the one experienced between the waking and sleeping states.

Bhagavan Ramana has often said that the ego in purity is experienced in the intervals between the two states or between two thoughts. (Maharshi's Gospel)

(Source: Mountain Path, January-March 2007. An article by David Godman and others.)

Arunachala Siva.