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That which swallows everything
« on: September 24, 2009, 11:27:58 AM »
In Mundaka Upanishad, Sounaka asked Angirasa:

Teach me That which is the root of eveything!

Angirsa said: That which is the root of everything is That.

To know this and to merge in this is Para-vidya.  All else is
apara-vidya.  In fact, Sankara says that apara vidya is avidya.
They are knowledge but they are all not Knowledge.

Bhagavan Ramana says in Verse 27:  The true Knowledge is
that which is not knowledge and ignorance. There is nothing
to know excepting That.

This Para-vidya or knowledge and realization of Brahman is
not only the root but also the one which swallows everything.
Bhagavan Ramana uses the Tamil word, Vizhungum, that which
swallows in Verse 1 of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.

This is about the same thing that Brugu asked Varuna in
Taittriya Upanishad.

Brugu asks:  What is That which swallows everything?

Varuna answers:  It is That.  It is Brahman which swallows

Bhagavan Ramana sings in Verse 28 of Sri Arunachala Akshara-

To feed on you I came.  Oh! Arunachala, but I have become
Your food and am not at Peace.

The devotee is consumed as food by God.  To abide in God is to be consumed by Him.
                                                  (Tr. K.Swaminathan)

This feature of Godhead or Arunachala consuming the seeker,
is the fruit of total surrender, self enquiry.

Arunachala Siva.