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Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (8)
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:13:24 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Yes.  karma with body consciousness is bad.
Karma with no body consciousness, with Pure Mind, is good.
That is what Bhagavan Sri Ramana was doing during 54 years
of His life in body, in Tiruvannamalai.

Arunachala Siva. 

47807
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (7)
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:11:30 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, Yes.  The mirror is reflecting the Sun. 
Break the mirror, only the Sun appears.

Arunachala Siva.

47808
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (6)
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:09:58 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Mind is now the master for the unrealized.
This should be made a servant, and this should search for the
master, the Guru or Brahman.  Like a dog goes for scenting the
master and reaching, the mind should search for the master
and reach him!

Arunachala Siva.

47809
General Discussion / Re: Anyone have info about Michael Langford?
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:06:23 AM »
Dear non duel, Yes.  In our path to self-enquiry, doubts will
arise, and we have to seek the help of others to solve them or
find the answers.  The work in progress will then get a formation
of finished product, that is the Self.  There is a book called
Work in Progress or Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce.  That
book has not been completed,  and people say that no one in
the world has ever completed reading the book!   James Joyce,
wrote three novels in his life.  The first is:  The Portarait of an
Artist as a Young Man.  The second is:  Ulysses.  The third one is:
Work in Progress or Finnegans Wake.  In the whole world, there
is only one prose book (!) for which a key was written, (as they
would write for Sakespeare), and that is Ulysses. 

Arunachala Siva.

47810
General Discussion / Re: Freedom from occupation
« on: August 19, 2008, 10:57:09 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Yes, when the mind withdraws and curls
up into the Self, there is no mental occupation and duty.

Arunachala  Siva.

47811
General Discussion / Re: Base of duality
« on: August 19, 2008, 10:55:03 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  All duality is based on the mind.  If
there is no mind, the Maya will be able to do nothing!

Arunachala Siva. 

47812
General Discussion / Re: Appearence of the world
« on: August 19, 2008, 10:53:32 AM »
Dear PSVNN Raju,  The world appears and is known only when
a man operates the mind.  You can ask, if you do no operate the
mind, will not the world appear for others?  The relationship is
only with a person and not with all the persons in the world.
Imagine, some Martians come down to earth and kill every person!
Then the world will not appear, because there is no one to operate
the mind!  The world appears only with the mind.  This is what
Bhagavan says in Who am I?  So also is the case with individual
soul and the personal gods.  These appear only with the mind.

Arunachala Siva.

47813
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (5)
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:59:32 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, yes, the removal of objective consciousness,
takes us to realize the Self-consciousness.

Arunachala Siva.

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Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (4)
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:57:26 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, yes, the Nidhidhyasana, the contemplative
meditation on the Self, is the third stage, which eventually leads
to Samadhi.

Arunachala Siva.

47815
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (3)
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:55:43 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, that is why, Bhagavan says, the Self-
enquiry is the Self-attention, that is stopping our attention
towards the world, the non-self.

Arunachala Siva.

47816
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (2)
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:53:23 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, as you said, the refelcted per se, is not the
problem, when the mirror is taken away, the reflection will also
disappear, and there will be only Kutastha, the brilliant Sun.  Only
the adjuncts are the problem and are the dirt on the mirror.  To
remove the dirt, one has to clean up the mirror.

Arunachala Siva.

47817
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Panchadasi - (1)
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:45:40 PM »
My dear srkudai,  Thank you.  I took up Chapter VII, because
it is the longest (covering almost the half of the whole book)
and it deals with Maya, which has not been discussed much in
the Forum. 

I shall take up Chapter I and Chapter IX, the Dyana Deepa, the
Lamp of Meditation, shortly.

Arunachala Siva.

47818
General Discussion / Re: Anyone have info about Michael Langford?
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:41:24 PM »
Dear non duel,  as T.S. Eliot has said, " At the end, everything
will look the same." 

I started with Camus, Kafka, Nietzhe and Sartre and Russel.
I went into Western philosophy, a lot of Indian scriptures, had
a stint  with Sri Satya Sai Baba, Shirdi Sai Baba, Sri Raghavendra
and Sri Sri Ravisankar.  I read astrology, numerogy and Chinese Torts.
Finally I took interest in Sankara and Bhagavan.  I believe I have
arrived. At the end of the road, what is there more to proceed?

Arunachala Siva.   

47819
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Prarabdha
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:30:00 PM »
Dear srkudai and non duel, free will and prarabdha are no doubt
chances.  Bhagavan said that both free will and prarabdha has
no meaning for a Jnani.  Chance is the correct word.  But the
Chance will be in our favour or it will not affect us, if we get
Guru's abundant Grace.

Arunachala Siva.

47820
Dear srkudai and non duel, any activity, even that of trying
to still the mind is a bondage.  Bhagavan always said:  BE STILL,
Summa Iru.  He did not say, Try to be still.  The difference is
like, I am going to Tiruvannamalai and I am Tiruvannamalai!

Bhagavan also said, even I shall merge with Brahman is an
activty.  I am Brahman is the correct process.

Arunachala Siva.