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Vasanas and pursuit in Self abidance - 4
« on: March 04, 2009, 11:10:53 AM »
Muruganar says in Verse 179 of GVK:

If those genuises who assert that they have known thorugh intellectual analysis, that the body and the world really exist, in the way that their senses tell them, let them examine the situation along with us and we will tell them, "Not only does the perceived world truly exists, but also the innumerable worlds of the gods, the heavens and hells, and so on, that are mentioned in books.

If the Jnanis tell the immature ones the truth of the world, as it really is, these immature ones, who are under the sway of Vasanas, will not believe it.  And will therefore not get ride of their desires, realize the Truth and attain Peace.  Even if they happen to believe
it, they will lose even the little interest they had before in Jnana-sadhanam, which comprises karma, bhakti and suffer in this world and in the next.

{The position of immature ones is quite difficult.  They do not believe in the unreality of the world.  But if they believe it, then they would speak stop what ever steps they are taking for Jnana, like the preliminary steps of nishkamya karma and bhakti.  Hence these immature ones have to be handled by Jnanis very carefully.  This is why, we have seen, why Bhagavan was telling each devotee to continue their own path, be it niskamya karma, bhakti, raja yoga, so that they will first attain maturity in that and that maturity will take them to the royal path of Atma Vichara.  You cannot teach abstract algebra to a class 8 student!}

(Source: GVK. Muruganar. Tr. David Godman, and Ors.)

Arunachala Siva.