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Panchadasi - (2)
« on: August 18, 2008, 02:25:35 PM »
The Chapter VII of Panchadasi, is called Tripti Deepa or the Lamp of
Perfect Satisfaction.

Verse 6:-  The jiva with Kutastha (the Brahman), as his substratum
becomes an agent and seeks liberation or pleasures of heaven
and earth. Chidabhasa (the image), the reflection of Pure Consciousness,
alone cannot be so, for superimposition is not possible without a

Verse 8:-  When the jiva gives up his attachment to his illusory
portion, the nature of the substratum becomes predominant, and
he realizes that he is association-less and of the nature of Pure

Verse 15:-  There is no harm for Chidabhasa has no real existence
independent of Kutastha, the Brahman.  An image in a mirror is
not distinct from the object of which it is a reflection. When the
adventitious factors are negated, only Kutastha, the Brahman, remains.

Verse 17:- The idea of "I am Brahman" leads to cessation of
pleasure and pain of the world.  There is a common saying, that
a sacrifice offered to a deity must be appropriate to the deity.  Here,
cessation of pleasure and pain is the sacrifice for the Brahman.

Verse 22:-  The Self is ever there and is cognized.  We speak of Its
being known, directly or indirectly, being known or unknown,  as in the
illustration of the tenth man, who was missing or who was later
found out.

Verse 24:-  Being himself the tenth, he does not find him. 'The
tenth man is not visible, he is absent,' so he says.  Intelligent
people say that this is due to his presence being obscured by
ignorance or Maya.

Verse 25:- He is grieved and cries, because he believes the tenth
to have drowned in the river.  The act of weeping, a result of
false superimposition, is due to illusion or Maya.

Verse 26:-  When told by a competent person that the tenth man
is not dead, he believes by indirect knowledge that he is alive,
just as one believes in the existence of heaven or Brahman, on
the authority of Scriptures.

Verse 27:-  When each man is told:  "You are the tenth" and he
counts himself along with the others, he stops griieving and weeping,
owing to the direct knowledge of the tenth, that is himself.


Arunachala Siva.       


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Re: Panchadasi - (2)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 06:34:33 PM »
When consciousness is reflected on adjuncts,reflected consciousness(abhasa,chidabhasa)appears to be there.
When consciousness is reflected on sattwa guna thoughtless state of mind is formed with the background of peace.
When the consciousness is reflected on Rajoguna "I"thought is formed.
When the consciousness is reflected on Tamoguna the tendencies and thought matter of the mind appear as the gross world.
Then there is full evolution of the ego with the "I"(Aham)and the thou(Idam) with separative feeling.
The space in the mind is filled with reflected consciousness and objects.
Because of separative feeling due to the evolution of the ego,mind space appears as outer space and objects in the mind appears as objects inthe world.
So in reality,the objective world is subjective.

So Jiva is a reflected consciouness(chidabhasa) with limited object knowing consciousness(Kinchigna) with limited adjuncts and freedom
and survives for limited time in the phenomenal reality,so all this happens in the dimension of imagination only.


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Re: Panchadasi - (2)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 07:53:23 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, as you said, the refelcted per se, is not the
problem, when the mirror is taken away, the reflection will also
disappear, and there will be only Kutastha, the brilliant Sun.  Only
the adjuncts are the problem and are the dirt on the mirror.  To
remove the dirt, one has to clean up the mirror.

Arunachala Siva.