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Aparoksaanubhti and Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi
« on: June 22, 2008, 11:55:06 AM »
Aparokshaanubhuti is a treatise on Advaita by Sankara.  It is of
144 slokas.  "Aparoksha" means beyond sense-perception and
therefore direct perception of one's own Self.  This is nothing
but enquiry into the Self, "Atma Vichara" or "Naan Yar?" of
Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.  Even though Bhagavan did not
make any direct reference to this book in His talks, the contents
are same as what Bhagavan said.   Verses 89-92 and 97-99  discuss
"Prarabdha" or the "effects of good and bad karma to be
experienced in the current birth."  Verses  97-99  hit the nail on
"Prarabdha" by saying that "the body also being within the
phenomenal world (and therefore unreal), how could Prarabdha
exist (for a Jnani)?  It is therefore, for the understanding of the
ignorant alone, that the Sruti speaks of Prarabdha." "And all the
actions of a man perish when he realizes That (Self), which is
both the higher and lower.  Here the clear use of plural by the
Sruti is to negate Prarabdha as well." 

Arunachala Siva.