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Title: Panchadasi - (178)
Post by: Subramanian.R on August 28, 2008, 12:49:18 PM
The Chapter XV continues...
Verse 21:-  Both existence and consciousness are manifest in
the rajasika and tamasika vrittis of the intellect and all the
three are manifest in the sattvika vrittis.  Brahman associated
with the world including the vrittis is thus described.

Verse 22:-  Brahman not associated with the world is comprehended
by knowledge and yoga.  They have been spoken of earlier, the
topic of yoga is Chapter XI and knowledge in the enxt two
chapters, Chapters XII and XIII.

Verse 23:- The two,  absence of consciousnes and misery,
and non-existence --- these are the three forms of Maya.
Non-existences is illustrated by such as expressions as
'the horns of a man'.  Absence of  conscoiousness in such
objects as wood, stone etc.,

Verse 24:- There is misery in the rajasika and tamasika
vrittis.  Thus Maya is manifested.  Because of Brahman's
identifications with the vrittis of the intellect, which are
sattvika, rajasika and tamasika, Brahman is called the
'associated Brahman' or the Brahman associated with the

Verse 25:-  Such being the nature of Maya and Brahman, the
man who wishes to meditate on Brahman should ignore the
objects, which have no existence, such as the horns of a man,
and concentrate properly on other objects.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.