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How to get rid of Vasanas etc., ? - 5
« on: March 06, 2009, 10:37:26 AM »
Padamalai Verse 727 says:

Practise Vichara ceaselessly, while you are awake and destroy
the forgetfulness of mind that leads one to the laya or sleep.

Laya is a state in which the mind is temporarily in suspension,
such as in trance or sleep.

The Power of the Presence, Volume I, says in page 56.

Bhagavan Ramana: Destruction of mind alone is tapas. This alone is one's duty.  One who is doing his own work will not pay attention to anyone else's work. One should never give room for swerving from the thought of the Self.  However, many duties one may have, at all the other times, not meant for performing duties, one must perform only self enquiry.  While standing, sitting and taking food one can do
Vichara, can one not?  If the mind happens to forget the enquiry Who am I? because of Vasanas, when it remembers the enquiry it should try not to lose hold of the enquiry again. 

Padamalai Verse 2369 says:

The medicinal herb, Vichara, will attack and destroy all the different
diseases that stem from the original disease, ego.

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

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: How to get rid of Vasanas etc., ? - 5
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 10:43:35 AM »
Sada Apramada is the medicinal herb that destroys the original disease of self-ignorance.