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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 15
« on: July 31, 2009, 11:44:40 AM »
The disciple then asks in Advaita Bodha Deepika, Verses 30-35:

Disciple: What is the limit of Maya?

We know that the Maya i.e mind is indescribable.  But it is
not eternal.  It has got an end.  There must be a limit for Maya.

Guru:  It is the knowledge resulting from an enquiry into the
sense of Mahavaykas.  Because, Maya is Ignorance, and the
Ignorance subsists on non-enquiry.  When non-enquiry gives
place to enquiry, right knowledge results and puts an end to

Now, litsen.  Ailments in the body are the results of past karmas.
They subsist on wrong diet and increase with its continuation.
Or, the ignorance of rope, so long as it is not enquired into, projects
a snake into view and other hallucinations follow in the wake.  In the
same manner, Maya is self-evident, beginningless and spontaneous
yet it subsists in the absence of enquiry into the nature of the Self,
manifests the universe etc., and grows more massive.  With the
rise of enquiry, Maya hitherto grown stong by its absence, loses
its nourishment, and gradually withers away, with all its effects,
viz., Jagat etc.,
Now, let us come back to Arunachala Deepa Darsana Tattvam.
Bhagavan Ramana has rendered it in Tamil verse, and the English
translation is as under:

Significance of the Beacon:

Getting rid of the 'I am the body' idea and merging the mind into
the Heart to realize the Self as non-dual being, the Light of all is
the real significance of darsanam of the beacon of light on Annamalai,
the centre of the universe.

Thus the two slokas on Arunachla, one on the Hill and another on
the Beacon, sums up the Verse 2 of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.

The blazing light of Arunachala, shines in the Heart, as 'I-I' when
mind and ego, Brahma and Vishnu give up their attempts and
surrenders into the Self.   The "I am the body" idea goes and goes
with it the world.

Now let us move back to Lakshmana Sarma and Kapali Sastri,
to wind up the reading of Verse 2 of SAP.

Arunachala Siva.