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Bhagavad Gita Saram - 8
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:13:36 PM »
Neera Kashyap writes....

In Bhagavan Ramana's selection of verses on the Heart, Krishna
speaks both in the first and third person.  In speaking to Arjuna
directly and to him of others, he says:  "I am the soul, prince
victorious, which dwells in the heart of all things," and "In my
mercy I dwell in their hearts and I dispel their darkness of ignorance
by the light of the lamp of wisdom."  It is as if the heart pulls a
seeker back into the Source, responding with love and compassion to the soul's earning for merger.  This assurance takes on urgency in
Krishna's words: "God dwells in the heart of all beings, Arjuna! Thy
God dwells in thy heart."

And always giving Self-experience priority, Bhagavan Ramana selects the verse that describes Self abidance. "He sees himself in the heart
of all beings and he sees in his heart.  This is the vision of the yogi
of harmony, a vision which is ever one." (6.29).

At last the highest end is reached.  In the verses selected, this is
is an abode, "My abode Supreme."   Through reiteration, there is
emphasis on the moving promise that those who reach that abode
never return.  It is reached by those who go with all their soul.  It
is reached by his Grace.  "By his Grace thou shalt obtain the peace
supreme, thy home of eternity."  Surely, this is Brahman.  And
affirming the Upanishads, Bhagavan Ramana said Brahman is he Heart -- the centre of all.  (Talks 252).

Though there is instruction throughout  the verses selected, it is
the instruction of inspiring example, of personal invitation, of human potential, of unravelling mystery, of the unshakeable promise that
the Unknown can be known.  There are only a few verses that give
direct instruction to the aspirant.  One verse simply says:  "Know Him... and let His grace give the peace.  Be a warrior and kill desiress, the powerful enemy of the soul." ( 3.43).

(Source:  Neera Kashyap's article as indicated above.)

Arunachala Siva.