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ULLADU or the Ever Present Atma
« on: September 22, 2009, 12:13:17 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana calls the Atma or Brahman as siddhamai uLLa
poruL, that which is ever present.  Then why all the self enquiry
for the one that is ever present?  No doubt Brahman is ever present, but is hidden by our ego.  To say that ego hides the
Brahman is also not correct, because the Brahman is the biggest
and the smaller one, viz.., ego cannot hide the Brahman.  Why
then the Self is not revealed?  It is only the thoughts or vasanas,
that remain in between and we do not see that.

Hastamalaka the disciple of Sri Sankara says: Clouds are
hiding the Sun.  How can these small clouds hide the Sun?
Further the Sun is quite far away and the clouds are comparatively very near.  What hides the Sun is not the clouds, but our sight
which is hidden by the clouds.  In fact, the clouds themselves
are seen because of the Sun.  Who can see even the clouds in
a dark night?  So Sun is required even to see the clouds.  What
hides our sight is only the Vasanas, which are the barrier to see
the Sun or Brahman.

ULLAM always exists.  It is siddhamai uLLa poruL.  But we
are not experiencing it due to our own tendencies.  Saint
Tayumanavar says:

Puzhithiai thondinen
Poozhani kidaithathu!

I dug up the dust within.
Then I get the Poozhani.

Poozhani is the large pumpkin.  But even that large pumpkin
is not experienced within, because there is a lot of dust, Puzhuthi!

Arunachala Siva.



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Re: ULLADU or the Ever Present Atma
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 12:25:19 PM »
wonderful post dear subramanian

allthough we may have basic understanding on intellectual level (the road map to enlightment) and we may have insights into our tue nature....

still this is not enough in a if one thinks "I dont need to meditate, because self is everpresent" he or she is dwelling in illusion...

the conditionings, all that makes us inauthentic, untrue, superficial etc...all that is "no-self" has to be revealed and purified or deconditioned...

realisation may happen during this process, or at the end...but to think that this is something that need no efforts at all is delusion..