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Title: Panchadasi - (113)
Post by: Subramanian.R on August 25, 2008, 04:10:13 PM
The Chapter XI continues...

Verse 30:- (Objection):  'The sleeping state of some other person
may be an illustration. (Reply):  You are indeed a clever man.
You have no knowledge of your own experience in deep sleep.
But you are going to prove by giving the illustration of another
man's deep sleep, and yet you profess to know that of another.

(The experience in deep sleep state can be explained with
one's own reference only.  Bhagavan has also mentioned this.
How do you know that the other man, who slept, had a hunger
in the sleep, unless, he himself wakes up and tells you?)

Verse 31:- (Objection):  The other person is in deep sleep
since he is inactive as in my case. (Reply):  Then from the force
of your illustration, you admit the self-revealing nature of the truth
in your own sleep.

Verse 32:-  (How?) There no sense organs, for you may say
you are inactive.  There is no illustration for the illustration
adduced by you in admissible.  And yet, there is the non-dual
which you admit.  That is what is known as the self-revealing
nature of the non dual.  So you are forced to admit it.

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.