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Bhakti and Vibhakti
« on: September 20, 2009, 11:51:25 AM »
Sudhar says in Srimad Bhagavatam:  All karmas, devotional
practices, breath control techniques are only to reach the goal
of Jnana, the lakshyam.  When Jnana is discovered, it is like
a sweet fruit on one's palm and one should simply eat and relish
it in Brahmanubhavam, the experience of Brahman.  Bhagavan
Ramana says in Sri Aksharamanamalai, Verse 23:

Sweet fruit within my hands, let me be mad with ecstasy,
drunk with the bliss of Thy essence, Oh! Arunachala!
                            -Tr. Arthur Osborne.

Bhagavan Ramana has recommended Bhakti, devotional practices,
which will culminate into Sarangati, surrender, as a sure way
to Jnana. 

Now, what is Bhakti?  It is opposite of Vibhakti.  Liquidation
of all vibhakti is Bhakti.

Vibhakti rises in seven forms.  These are seven case endings.

By me.
For my sake or for me.
From me.
In me.

These cause separations and the mind starts jumping out.
To find out this I, the first case ending, is Vicharam.  It
ends up in Jnana anubhavam.

The dance of I should be observed.  This I takes birth,
sustains and ends in the Self.  It is all a wonder, chitram,
says Bhagavan Ramana in Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam,
Verse 2. 

As on a screen a wondrous picture
On You, fair Hill, is all this world
Formed and sustained and then withdrawn
Ever as 'I' in the Heart You dance,
Hence are you called the Heart.

The Verse 3 further explains the way of withdrawing:

He whose pure mind turned inward searches
Whence this 'I' arises, knows
The Self aright and merges in You
Aruna Hill
As a river in the sea.

                    - Tr. K. Swaminathan.

Arunachala Siva.