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The World from Jnani's and Ajnani's point of view
« on: October 13, 2009, 12:19:20 PM »
As soon as we get up, the I-thought arises, and with this, the
world and Isvara, the personal god.  The world is seen by most
of us as in dyads, good and evil, happiness and misery, fortunes
and misfortunes, promotion and pink-slip, etc.,  But on self
realization, the Jnani sees the world as the Self, Atma Swarupa.
There is only unity, no dyads and triads.

Jnani sees the world as unity with Brahman.  There could be
wars and peace treaties, there could be famine and prosperity,
there could be social workers and politicians and cinema actors.
There could be murders and child births, there could be thieves
and policemen.  But for Jnani all are one.  One without a second.

With God's or Guru's grace, the Jnani realizes the Self and all
manifestations disappear.  Nothing exists except the Surpeme
Brahman.  The Guru, Sri Dakshinamurty, is embodied in all
things, animate and inanimate.  The Brahman or the Sivam
has got 8 manfiest forms.  Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space,
Sun, Moon and the Jivas.  The Jnani sees them all as Sivam.

There were many devotees to Bhagavan Ramana.  There was
Echamma and Mudaliar Patti, who gave Him food without single
day of interruption for almost 40 years.  But there were also
people who harmed Him.  Perumal Swami was there.  There was
an urchin, who urinated on His back, when Bhagavan was sitting
with closed eyes.  There was a bogus sadhu, who applied chilly paste on His body.  For Bhagavan Ramana, all were one.  When there were swarm of mosquitoes on the Hill, devotees said that they could all leave for a better place outside Tiruvannamalai.
Bhagavan said: "Mosquitoes, what mosquitoes?  If you want,
you can all go away.  I shall be here only."  Here was a Brahma Jnani who never even harmed mosquitoes and bed-bugs.  He saw them all as manifestations of Siva.  Every Jiva is Siva.

Burambhamsyanilo-analambara maharnatho himamsumpuman;
Ithyabathi characharatmaka midham yasyaiva murtyashtakam,
Nanyathkinchana vidhyathe vimrushatam yasmat parasmathvibos
Thasmyyai sri gurumurtaye sri dakshinamurtaye.

                            - Verse 9 of Sri Dakshinamurty Stotram.

Arunachala Siva.