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Subramanian.R

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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 4
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:32:29 PM »
Talk No. 68 [extracts] is as under:

Dr. Radhakamal Muhkherjee, a well known Professor asked:

Is not the state of non-consciousness close to Infinite Consciousness?

Bhagavan:  Consciousness alone remains and nothing more.

The lady who came with him asked Bhagavan about
Brahma-akara-vritti.

Bhagavan replied:  Vritti belongs to the rajasic mind.  The
Sattvic mind [mind in repose] is free from it.  The sattvic
is the witness of the rajasic.  It is no doubt true consciousness.
Still it is called sattvic mind because the knowledge of being
witness is the function of abhasa [reflected consciousness].
Mind is abhasa, reflected consciousness.  Such knowledge
also implies mind.  But the mind is by itself inoperative. 
Therefore it is called sattvic mind.  Such is the Jivanmukta's
state.  It is also said that the mind is dead.  Is it not a
paradox that a jivanmukta has a mind and that it is dead?
This has to be conceded in argument with ignorant folk.  It
is also said that Brahman is only the Jivanmukta's mind.
How can one speak of him as Brahma-vid, knower of Brahman?
Brahman can never be an object to be known.  This is, however, in accordance with common parlance.

Sattvic mind is surmised of the Jivanmukta and of Ishwara.
"Otherwise," they argue, "how does the Jivanmukta live
and act?"  So, this Sattvic mind has to be admitted as a
concession for argument.

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 4
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 12:21:48 PM »
Dear srkudai,

Yes.  Sattvic mind or Suddha manas can be there.  That is,
there are no worldly thoughts and mischievous monkeys of
thoughts-caused actions.  Arunagiri Natha says in Skandar
Andati:  "Please set right my mind, which revolves 70 crores
times within one rotation of the potter's wheel!"  Manikkavachagar says in Tiruvachakam, Siva Puranam,
'Salutations to Siva who stopped my speed [i.e. speed
of the mind]."

Arunachala Siva.