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Maandukya Upanishad, Gaudapada and Ulladu Narpadu
« on: July 24, 2008, 03:52:06 PM »
Maandukya Upanishad, Gaudapada and Ulladu Narpadu are not
leaving me!

1.  Maandukya Upanishad is not the shortest Upanishad. It is one
of the shortest Upanishads.  Isavaasya Upanishad is also having
12 verses.

2.  Gaudpada calls his fourth chapter of the Karika, as Aalaata Shanti.
It means quenching of the firebrand.  The firebrand, when circled by
your hand, makes a circular beam of sparks.  Once you quench the
firebrand, both firebrand and the circular beam of sparks disappear.
The firebrand is the mind.  The circular beam is the world, jiva and
and the personal god.  Once you annihilate the mind, the other three
vanish.  What an imagery!  The what remains?  Only you.

3.  Ulladu Narpadu was explained to Lakshman Sarma, personally word
by word by Bhagavan Himself.  He first took copious notes in Tamil,
which was serialized in a Tamil weekly magazine called Jnana Mitran.
Then he attemped the Sanskrit verse translation, after several drafts
got the final approval from Bhagavan.  This is called Sri Ramana Hridayam or Sat-Vidya.  The English version later made is called Revelation or
Truth Revealed.  The Tamil version is now available in Sri Ramanasramam.

4. Lakshman Sarma also wrote a treatise called Ramana Para Vidya
Upanishad, about which I have written already.  This is of 701 verses.

5. Lakshman Sarma also wrote Guru Ramana Vachana Mala, a book of
350 verses, of which 300 were taken from Guru Vachaka Kovai and he
added another 50 verses which are also Bhagavan's words. This book
is called Paramartha Deepa.

6.  Lakshman Sarma also wrote a treatise called MAHA YOGA.  What is
Maha Yoga?  This is beyond the three known yogas, called the Path
of action, Path of devotion, Path of breath control and Path of wisdom.  Maha Yoga is not the way of 'finding' self-awareness, or wisdom.  He called it the way of the Being.
Arunachala Siva.