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Bhagavan Ramana and Mounam - 4
« on: April 22, 2009, 11:49:17 AM »
The second paragraph of Part 3 should be read with the following
cross references:

Sad Darsanam Versse 6  &
Mandukya Karika, 1.17 and 18.

The last sentence of Part 3 should be read as:

Bhagavan Ramana consistently said, in Self Knowledge, there are
no "others" to share with or serve or save, as "all duality ceases
to exist after Realization."

At the pinnacle of Advaitic realization, all the noble ideas of "sharing,
serving, and saving "others are seen to be mere delusion, while
in the lower range of sadhana they have a role to play in attaining
the purity of mind  (Chitta Suddhi) in as much as they make a person
increasingly selfless in one's empirical life.

Mounam, as the empirical level, accommodates all views [mounam
sarvartha sadhakam] by rising above them.  Silence heals all discord
and soothes frayed nerves [maunam kalaham naasti], for it is said
to be "the sound of one-hand clapping".  For a sadhaka, silence of
speech is a great aid to turn within, by avoiding futile discussions
and thus preserve hard-earned spiritual energy.  Sankara extols it,
along with solitude, as "the primary gateway towards self conquest.
(Viveka Choodamani V 368).

The Chinese thinker Lin Yu Tang says forcefully, "He who talks about
Truth injures it thereby.  One who tries to prove it maims it.  He who gives it a label and develops a school of thought kills it. He who declares himself a blind believer buries it.  Lao Tzu in the opening verse of his Tao Te Ching, declared famously:  "The Tao that can
be talked about is not the central Tao."  A Tamil saying goes as,
"Those who have seen It, remain silent.  The ones who prattle eloquently about It, hae not seen!"  KaNdavar ViNdilar, ViNdavar
KaNdilar.  Straddling, across the realms of the absolute and relative, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna:  " I am Mounam, the supreme among all
secrets." (BG 10.38)

(Source: As indicated in Part 1)

Arunachala Siva.