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Ozhivil Odukkam - 4
« on: March 24, 2009, 11:52:16 AM »
Verse 25:-  Without beginning, ever-existent, dominating, unchanging, exceedingly subtle, neither waxing nor waning,
(undistinguished from the universe) like ether and air when stilled,
merging into non-differentiable oneness, such is the stillness of

Verse 27:- Your sense of self is the central stage, where the
enquiry into self (Pasu), and the kindly revelation (Pati), regarding
the false nature of bondage (Paasam) occur.  Just as fire, sought within wood (by churning) ever arises (consuming the wood) as light
inseparable from heat, your self {the I-fire resident in the body as the
'I-am-ness' 'light', and which seems tame and devoid of its legendary power of heat that can negae the waking body-world- 'wood' as mere
though-'ash'}, enquired into {here and now, within the body}, reveals itself as {Sat, the 'light' of the fire} inseparable from the {Chit the 'heat' of the fire } {or vice versa: Sat the 'heat' inseparable
from Chit the 'light' of the fire}  Lord {who as the material substance
is the womb, weal, woe of creation, and who as the eternal witness, is that which renders the substantiality of creation into a self-and-
shadow play, as apparition of Lila, essentially Ajata.

Verses 20-22 of Bhagavan Ramana's Forty Verses convey the same, minus the simile.

Verse 29:-  Having said that for the Self-realized ones, the self and
the non-self (individuality and its world) serve no purpose, can we
indicate the Siva, (who is to the self as heat is to fire), as a
piece of presentable knowledge?

(Source: Mountain Path, Jayanti, 2005.  An article by J. Jayaraman.)

Arunachala Siva.