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Subramanian.R

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Avacchayah Yoga.
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:22:24 AM »
About the year 1968, the Asramam received a letter from His
Holiness Sri Sankaracharya of Puri Math, expressing his desire
to pay a visit to Bhagavan and to get certain doubts cleared.
Incidentally, the letter categorically mentiuoned the doubts and asked that they may be solved in a reply letter.  The letter
contained the reference to certain Agamic texts: "Hara Gowri
Samyogat....avacchayah yoga..."  The Sankaracharya wanted to
know what exactly the Avacchayah Yoga.

When T.K. Sundaresa Iyer placed this letter at the feet of
Bhagavan, and asked what answer should be sent to him,
Bhagavan simply laughed and said that the questioner knew it
all himself and needed no fresh light, but he would know it better
when he came in person.  A reply was accordingly sent on these
lines.

After some days, the Acharya visited the Asramam.

Bhagavan Ramana was seated in the Golden Jubilee Hall on the
granite sofa.  Quite near to Bhagavan's sofa, a dais was arranged, with a deer's skin for the Pontiff to sit on. On entering the Pontiff
did greeting with his staff (dhanda namaskaram) and finding that
there was a dais for him, said:  "I would rather sit on the floor
on the deer's skin!" It was accordingly arranged.

After a preliminary talk, the Acharya repeated the question about
the Avacchayah yoga.

Bhagavan Ramana simply gazed at him with all Grace and was
silent and the Pontiff was all receptive.  No words were exhanged
for about half an hour.

Then Bhagavan smiled and remarked:  "What is there to explain?
You know it already.  This text represents only the essence of
Divine Knowledge.....*

The Pontiff seemd to have received the new Light and Life.  He
was all joy.  He said that he in all his wandering throughout
the country, he had tried to be enlightened  upon this mystery.
But it was only in the Bhagavan's Presence, that he got the secret and the truth of Light as explained in the texts of Vedanta! 

The Puri Acharya was so grateful, that he visited the Asramam again at the time of Mathrubhuteswara Temple consecration and personally supevised all the rituals and Yagasalas (sacrficial halls) and saw to it that everything went off correctly as per scriptures.

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* Avacchayah Yoga - When Nature (Sakti) unites with Person or
Purusha (Siva), then all the visibles in the world become shadows.  It is like the cinema show in the screen, where the All-Self is seen as shadows.  The One Being Consciousness projects into Itself, sustains and then withdraws it again into Itself.  Having swallowed all the shadows of this world, Itself dances as the Ocean of Bliss, the Reality or Substratum of all that is, was and shall be.  Then
It is "I-I"

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(Sakti is Chaya.  Siva is Avam.  It is the union of Sakti and Siva.  Sakti (the Jiva) curling up into the Self (Sivam).   It is what Yogis experience in Sahasrara. See Sri Soundarya Lahari.  This is also what is described by Bhagavan Ramana in Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam, Verse 2 and 5.

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(Source:  Only the anecdote portion -  At the feet of Bhagavan, Sri T.K. Sundaresa Iyer.)

Arunachala Siva.                 

Subramanian.R

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Re: Avacchayah Yoga.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 11:24:28 AM »
Kindly read the year as 1948 instead of 1968, in the first line.

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