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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on April 08, 2010, 09:03:14 AM

Title: ULLadu Narpadu - 36
Post by: Subramanian.R on April 08, 2010, 09:03:14 AM
Guru Vachaka Kovai covers the ideas of the first verse of the main
text of ULLadu Narpadu, later in some verses:

Verse 869:  To attribute the property of knowing an alien
object to the pre-eminent Self, the undivided Sun that abides
in Itself, shining as the Space of Consciousness (Tiru Chitrambalam),
is merely the imagination of those who only know the alien objects
and not consciousness.  Why?  Because in the Self, which is unmoving,
maya, that dark void, does not exist.  The Self is without a second.

Verse 870:  Know that the truth of (the experience) "I am perceiving
the world" is that both the world that is perceived as an object
and the perceiver who sees it appear within me, the Atma Swarupa,
the true undivided Space of Consciousness (Tiru Chitrambalam),
the flawless true light.

Verse 871:  The inference of the senses that leads to the conclusion
the appearance of the world, is itself real is an erroneous one.
You should know that the senses that perceive the appearance,
the perceiver who sees them and the appearance itself have the
same nature as each other.

Verse 872:  He who has know the KANKANI* will attain his
Swarupa, thereby ending the feeling of separation, the idea
that he is different from it, and existing apart from it.  He will
know himself to be the KANKANI* and shine as That.

(KANKANI means the seer who sees the eye.  The Eye of the eye.
Bhagavan Ramana calls it as "andham ila kan", the endless eye,
and "kannukku kannai", as the eye of the eye, in some other

Verse 873:  The KANKANI will not be aware of any karmic bondage.
He will attain as his sovereign kingdom the firmament of transcendental light.  You should know that, by virtue of the
Swarupa-perspective, he has the power to exercise authority over
everything that is perceived as wholly the Self.

(Here, there is a beautiful description.  If a Jnani sees everything
as Brahma swarupam, will he see the dog and the cow as the
Brahman or as Brahman-dog and  Brahman-cow?  He will see them
all as Brahman.  Then how he will distinguish them, say a dog
from a cow?  He who sees them as Brahman will also distinguish
them, when the need arises.)

Arunachala Siva.