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How to get rid of Vasanas, etc., ? -12
« on: March 07, 2009, 12:19:53 PM »
Muruganar then describes the process of creation due to Vasanas
and sankalpas.

When Bhagavan did speak about the way in which the world comes
into being, He generally propounded theories of instantaneous creation, the dhrishi-srishti vada.  The world, He said, is a projection of the mind that sees it.  It is an expression of "I thought" and its

Verse 1396:

The beginningless ego-consciousness, present in the Heart, is the
seed of this world.

Verse 2274:

Manifestation of the ancient Vasanas is creation.  Destruction of Vasanas is the end of creation.

Bhagavan Ramana sometimes has said that if the ancient teachers such as Sankara had had cinemas in their day, they too would have used them to explain the projection of the world appearance. 

Since Vasanas create the world, it naturally follows that when Vasanas are destroyed by Self Realization, the world-picture also disappears, as an object of perception.

In this connection, in Guru Vachaka Kovai, Verse 29, (commentary),
Muruganar has said:

The world is seen distinctly only in the waking and dream states in which Sankalpas (thoughts), have emerged.  Is is ever seen during
sleep, where Sankalpas do not emerge even slightly?  Sankalpas
alone are the marterial substance of the world.

(Source: Padamalai. Muruganar. Tr. and Comm. David Godman and

Arunachala Siva.