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Madhu Vidya
« on: June 14, 2009, 02:30:27 PM »
The entry of 27th March 1946, in Day by Day.

Nanavati of Bombay asked Bhagavan the meaning of the
word Madhu vidya in Kathopanishad.  After consulting
some works, it was found that the ego or jiva, which is
the enjoyer of madhu or all the enjoyments of the world.
In this connection, Bhagavan said:  There are so many
Vidyas mentioned in the Upanishads.  One of them is
Madhu Vidya.  Elaborate details and rules are given for
each of these Vidyas.  But what is the use of all these
Vidyas?  Still, we must note that there are some whose
minds are so built that they take interest only in Vidyas,
But truth is all karmas of whatever kind will lead to fresh
bondage.  That is why, it is said in Ozhivil Odukkam, [Staying
in the Remain], a Tamil advaita text, that Guru who prescribes
fresh karma or action of any sort i.e. rituals or sacrifices
to one who after trying various karmas comes to him for
peace, is both Brahma and Yama to the disciple, i.e he creates fresh births and deaths.  The stanza which says this was
quoted.  [ Verse 123 of Ozhivil Odukkam].

(Source: Day by Day)

Arunachala Siva.