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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 22
« on: June 23, 2009, 11:21:09 AM »
Talk No 264 is about a devotee's question, whether Bhagavan
sees the world and if so how?

Devotee:  Does Bhagavan see the world as part and parcel
of Himself?  How does He see the world?

Bhagavan: The Self alone IS and nothing else.  However, it
is differentiated owing to ignorance.  Differentiation is three-
fold. [1] of the same kind  [2] of a different kind, and [3]
as parts in itself.  The world is not another self similar to the
self.  It is not different from the self; nor is it part of the self.

Devotee:  Is not the world reflected on the Self?

Bhagavan:  For reflection, there must be an object and an
image.  But the Self does not admit of these differences.

Devotee:  Does not then Bhagavan see the world?

Bhagavan:  Whom do you mean by Bhagavan?

Devotee:  A jiva advanced more than I.

Bhagavan:  If you understand your jiva, the other jiva is also

Devotee:  I do not want to discuss.  I want to learn.  Please
help me.

Bhagavan:  Because you desire to learn, discussion is un-
avoidable.  Leave all this aside.  Consider your sleep.  Are
you then aware of the bondage or do you seek means for
release?  Are you then aware of the body itself?..... Now,
consider to whom they appear.

Devotee:  To the mind.

Bhagavan:  Watch the mind. You must stand aloof from it.
You are not the mind.  And the Self will remain for ever.

Arunachala Siva.