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Subramanian.R

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Panchadasi - (3)
« on: August 18, 2008, 02:39:13 PM »
The Chapter VII continues:

Verse 28:-  Seven stages can be distinguished in respect of
the Self.  ignorance, obscuration, superimposition, indirect
knowledge, direct knowledge, cessation of grief and the rise
of perfect satisfaction.

Verse 29:-  Chidabhasa (the image or individual soul) with
his mind devoted to worldly existence does not know that
there is self evident Kutastha (the Brahman).  This is
ignorance.

Verse 30:-  Kutastha, is not manifest, there is no Kutastha --
these are the ideas that characterize the obscuring stage,
caused by ignorance. The Chidabhasa further says, "I am
the doer and enjoyer" and expriences pains and pleasures,
and this is superimposition.

Verse 31:-  From the teacher, he comes to know of the
existence of Kutastha, indirectly.  This is indirect knowledge.
Then, by means of viveka, discrimination, he directly realizes
- " I am Kutastha".  This is direct knowledge.

Verse 32:-   Now he is free from the erroneous idea that he is
a doer and so enjoyer of the fruit of his actions.  With this
conviction his grief comes to an end.  He feels that he has
accomplished all that was to be accomplished and experiences
perfect satisfaction.  This is cessation of grief.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Panchadasi - (3)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 06:43:22 PM »
In Jiva there is seeming flow of attention from the source of self towards the objects which are seen as though they are separate from us.
Because the attention goes astray in Jiva he lacks self-knowledge.To have self-knowledge attention should rest in itself without any seeming movement.
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Re: Panchadasi - (3)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 07:55:43 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, that is why, Bhagavan says, the Self-
enquiry is the Self-attention, that is stopping our attention
towards the world, the non-self.

Arunachala Siva.