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Ancient texts => Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on August 21, 2008, 04:06:25 PM

Title: Panchadasi - (45)
Post by: Subramanian.R on August 21, 2008, 04:06:25 PM
The Chapter IX continues....

Verse 148:-  Pippalada being asked by his disciple Satyakama,
says that AUM means Brahman both with and without attributes.

(Prasna Up. 5.2)

Verse 149:- Yama too questioned by his pupil Nachiketas,
replied that he who meditates on AUM knowing it as the
attributeless Brahman, obtains the fulfilment of his desires.

(Katha Up. 1.2.16-17)

Verse 150:- He too meditated properly on the attributeless
Brahman gets direct knowledge of Brahman either in this life
or at the time of death, or in the world of Brahma.

Verse 151:- The Atma Gita* also clearly says that those who
cannot practise discrimination should always meditate on the Self.

(* A work by Vidyatirtha or Sankarananda, the Pontiff of
Sringeri Sankara Math, during the times before the author.)

Verse 152:-  The Self says:  Even if diecdt knowledge of Me
does not seem to be possible, a man should still meditate on
the Self.  In the course of time, he realizes Me and is freed.

Verse 153:-  "To reach treasures deeply hidden in the earth,
there is nothing for it but to dig.  So, to have direct knowledge
of Me, the Self, there is no other means than meditation on
one's Self.

(Viveka Choodamani v. 65)

Verse 154:-  " A man should remove the stones of body consciousness
from the field of the mind, and then by repeatedly digging with the
pick axe of (intellect) self enquiry , he can get the hidden treasure
of the Self.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.
Title: Re: Panchadasi - (45)
Post by: nonduel on August 21, 2008, 04:20:03 PM
Dear Subramanian-ji,

It would nice if your posts like this serie and others that you have graciously given us could be available as a complete file. I wonder if the webmaster could add a "file" section where they could be placed.

Or any other means that we could copy the whole serie in one packadge. Your personal notes included. I would print them for reading.

I particularly like this serie. Thank you for giving so much of your time. I believe that you sometime write them late in the evening.
Title: Re: Panchadasi - (45)
Post by: Subramanian.R on August 21, 2008, 04:39:41 PM
Dear non duel,  Thanks.  I do not much about filing and arranging
through webmaster.  One can follow the traditional method of
printing and filing, till one comes to know about the advanced
variation.  As for posting, I do it in the morning, till I get my
back ache, stop and proceed after lunch.  I would like srkudai
to do the same for Ashtavakra Samhita, that is serial writing,
but not with suffering intermittent back aches!

Arunachala Siva.