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Sri Guru Ramana Prasadam - 2
« on: April 25, 2009, 05:05:57 PM »
Muruganar continues...

Verse 23:  His feet are the source of Upanishads,which contain
the essence of all the Vedas.  Manifesting as a great pillar of
effulgent light he is the First Cause, a father even to the gods,
and yet on that day when I approached him, that divine being
because [not just my true friend] but verily my soul itself.

Verse 28:  As far as I am concerned there is nothing apart from
myself.  As far as he is concerned there is nothing apart from him.
In the Oneness -- the expanse of grace that possesses such a nature -- to think these are two, is a misunderstanding that occurs at the
level of the upadhis.

Verse 29:  My Master taught me that my own nature is not different from that of our Father, Lord Siva, the Self that shines miraculously
within my heart.  And since My Master, too is that same Father,
in my understanding all became united as the one Self such that
there was no longer any difference* between us.   

[* difference, distinction - God, guru and self, these appear as
distinct and separate entities because of "pramada" - i.e. forgetting one's own true nature.]

Verse 30: It mattered not if I dressed in rags and ate plain gruel.  As I dwell upon the holy feet of Lord Siva, my mind filled with joy, I came to experience the wondrous existence in which my Father and I became united in oneness beyond duality in the experience of the knowledge of Sivam.

Verse 34: The sorrow of birth proliferates due to vasanas, based as t hey are upon the delusion of 'I' and 'mine'  -- the very nature of the ego, all its sorrows and apparent limitations.  But when I attained the blessed state of grace wherein I was endowed by the supreme bliss of realization of the Self, that majestic firmament manifested within
my heart putting an end to the sorrow.

Verse 37:  He, who possesses a cultured nature that earns for him
the love of all, iss the grace-bestowing wise one, the very sight
of whom puts us to shame.  Yet even in him we have seen a furious
demeanour too, starting us and making us afraid in order to check
our misdeeds.

Verse 40:  Since he reveals himself as my own real nature, he is
the One, the true absolute existence that abides in the heart as
Sivam.  Yet, I saw him as different from myself, forcing duality
upon his, suffering agonies as a false  "I" grew up within me.
What illusion is this!

(Source: As indicated in Part 1)

Arunachala Siva.