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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 17
« on: August 28, 2009, 11:53:21 AM »
After describing the Anugraha Lakshnam, the features of Grace,
and Swarupa Lakshanam, the features of Brahman, Bhagavan
Ramana describes the Jnana Marga, or self enquiry or Atma Vichara,
in the 3rd Verse of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.

verse 3:

Aham mukam or antha amalamadhi thannaal,
Aham ithu thaan engu ezhum enru aaynthe - Aha uruvai,
Nangarinthu munneer nadhi pol oyume
Un kaN Arunachalane or.

In Sanskrit:

Ahamiti kuta aayati -
Tyanvisyanatah pravistaya' tyamaladhiyaa
Avaganmya svam roopam
Samyatarunachala tvayi nadivaabdhau.

Searching for the Truth of oneself, with the exceedingly pure
mind, diving into the Heart to find 'Whence arises this 'I', if
one has the experience of Thee, as the Self, who is Pure
Consciouness, then the mind becomes forever still in Thee, like
the river that has joined the ocean.

There are three states of mind.  The first is Vikshepam.  A large
number of thoughts invade you and you are struggling with each
one to translate them into action.  If you overcome one thought,
other thoughts step in.  It is like  reading of a bibliomaniac.  He
reads some fiction first.  Not satisfied.  He reads non-fiction.
Not satisfied.  He reads chemistry and physics, and computer
science.  Not satisfied.  He then goes to philosophy and religion.
First, the Western philosophy.  Starting from Francis Bacon,
Kant, Schophenheur, Volatire, Neitzhe, Russel and Sartre.  No
satisfaction.  He then turns to Indian philosphy.  Upanishads.
Nothing is understood.  He finally comes to Sri Ramkrishna,
Vivekananda and then to Bhagavan Ramana.  No use.  Shelves
are filled with books.  Old books are thrown out.  New books
are stacked.  The brain becomes tired.  Then what?....

Arunachala Siva.