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Upadesa Tiruvahaval - 3
« on: April 07, 2009, 11:21:35 AM »
Lines 99-108:-

Maya is only the mind persisting vigorously in the form of thoughts.
The destruction of the mind is the attainment of Jnana.  Thus did
you declare to me, mean and pitiable as I was, giving me comfort
and clear understanding.  Praise be to you!

You taught:  'To enquire what the mind is with the mind is the means
to destroy the mind.'  Praise be to you!

You declared: ' Instead of directly realizing the Self that lies within
the five body sheaths, to search to the very end of many scriptures,
which only give good advice, to pointless and a waste.'  Praise be
to you!

(Cf: Who am I?)

Lines 109-114:-

"Bondage is merely the thought of the pairs of opposites," 
you assured me, impressing it upon my mind.  Praise be to you!

"Father, you bade me, worthless as I was, to utter with a collected
mind the words:  "Siva, Siva!"   Praise be to you!  [Adding], "If
you examine to whom those thoughts belong, bondage will cease".
Praise be to you!

[ Bhagavan Ramana has given Siva Siva mantra., to Muruganar,
Annamalai Swami and brother of Rangan, who was one of Bhagavan's
childhood friends and also to an unknown outcaste who was waiting for Him outside the Old Hall ]

(Source:  Mountain Path JaN-March 2007.  An article by David
Godman and others.)

Arunachala Siva.