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Maharshi's Gospel and Talks - 31
« on: June 24, 2009, 12:17:15 PM »
Talk No. 427 reads as under:  [abridged].

Devotee:  It is said that the Universe consists of light and
sound.  [Siva OLi and Parai Nadham].  Are these two constitutents like the light and sound in the physical world?
Can they be seen and heard with physical organs -- eye and
ear?  Or are they to be experienced only subjectively?

Bhagavan:  Light and Sound correspond to Bindu and Nada
in Tantrik terminology.  And to the mind and life-current in
the Vedanta.  They are gross, subtle and transcendental.  The organs can perceive the gross aspect, the other aspects are
not so perceptible.  The subtle can be inferred and the transcendental  is only transcendental.

Devotee:  In the practice of meditation, are there signs of
the nature of subjective expereince or otherwise, which will
indicate the aspirant's progress towards Self Realization?

Bhagavan:  The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts
and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the
measure to gauge the progress.

Devotee:  The mind is said to be a bundle of thoughts.

Bhagavan:  Because it functions on account of a single root
the 'I-thought'.  Manasantu kim margane krte naiva manasam
marga arjavat.  It has no real existence as a separate entity.

Devotee:  Are not thoughts projections from the mind?

Bhagavan:  In that case the mind is taken to be synonymous
with the 'I-thought' or the ego.

Arunachala Siva.