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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 24
« on: September 06, 2009, 01:36:47 PM »
Kapali Sastri was himself a raja-yogi of high order.  He was in
Puducherry (Sri Aurobindo Ashram) but had a high regard for
Bhagavan Ramana and he was a direct disciple of Kavyakanta
Ganapati Muni.  He was one of the questioners in Sri Ramana Gita.
And he has written a beautiful commentary on Sri Ramana Gita,
which was read out, before Bhagavan Ramana and got approved.

He does in his commentary of this verse, justice to both rajayoga
and self enquiry.  Since the verse is primarily about the raja yoga
marga, it is worthwhile to read Kapali Sastri's commentary for this
verse.  He says further:

"..... Here one should not suspect the outcome of duality as a result
of the difference between the sight and the seen.  The Light in the
Heart which is reached by inner concentration is not different from
the Self.  The throbbing of 'I' is of course different from the revolving
of 'I'.  One should know that concentrating on its own form, the
revolving 'I' culminates in the throbbing 'I'.  It has to be understood
that the difference is in revolving and in throbbing, not in the 'I-ness'.

"Again, the vision of light is not different from the the vision of the
Self.  And vision is direct realization.  Before accomplishment of the
thing, the vision of light happens only in the Heart, in the Supreme
Self for one who concentrates.  The usage 'sees in You' strengthens
this conclusion that in the Heart are reconciled the duality implied
in the one who concentrates and the object of concentration.  By
'Iyam te mahi' it has been shown that the world of light attainable
by the concentration of the yogis belongs to Arunachala, whose
true form is infinite Consciousness..."

The experience becomes established for the man with one-pointed
devotion and endowed with Self Realization that the universe is not
different from his own Self.  Then, within and outside him, the Infinite
Self is directly perceived.  Bhagavan describes the condition and glory
of such a perfected being in the next verse.

In Tamil verse, Bhagavan Ramana uses the words, "Unnil OLi kanum"
that is, the yogi sees the light.  This seeing, or the word darsan
is interchangeably used in Tamil, as for realization and seeing.
For example, we say Sad Darsanam, how to see Sat.  It is being
Sad or realization of Sat.

Arunachala Siva.