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How to get rid of Vasanas etc.,? - 1
« on: March 06, 2009, 09:32:48 AM »
Padamalai, is a collection of poems by Muruganar, composed later,
these poems are available in Volume 9, of Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham.  Most of the Padmalai poems are translated by David Godman and others, and are available as a book with a lot of cross
references to Bhagavan Ramana's words, in Talks etc.,

Padam or the Feet of Guru = Heart = Source = Self.

Verse 1713: Remaining in the Heart, Padam, causes the minds of
each and everyone to act in accordance with his Vasanas.

At a more fundamental level, Vasanas are the cause of both manifestation and rebirth.  According to Bhagavan, it is the Vasanas, that impel the mind to project and witness an illusory world.  At the time of death, the un-eradicated Vasanas  withdraw into the Heart, where they remain latent for a while before bringing into existence a new body and a new world.  The destruction of all Vasanas is equated with Self Realization, since, in that state, there is no rebirth and no illusory, projected world.

Verse 1917:  In the wonderful Padam, universes become atoms and atoms become universes.

(Bhagavan Ramana says this in Arunachala Ashtakam.)

Bhagavan also mentions this in Talks No. 323.

(Source: Padamalai, Muruganar. Tr. David Godman and others.)

Arunachala Siva.