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Panchadasi - (7)
« on: August 18, 2008, 04:49:13 PM »
The Chapter VII continues...

Verse 85:-  The difference between Jiva and Brahman is due
to the presence or absence of the conditioning medium of
Antakharana, (the mind-intellect complex).  Otherwise, they
are identical.  There is no other difference.

Verse 87:-  The gurus affirm that the Upanishads speak of
Brahman, both by negating what is not Brahman (Not this, not this)
and by affirming the positive characteristics (That).

Verse 91:- In the perception of a jar, the intellect and the
Chidabhasa (the individual soul) are both concerned.  There,
the ignorance is negated by the intellect and the pot is revealed
by the individual soul.

Verse 93:- To perceive a jar, two factors are necessary, the eye
and the lamp.  But to perceive the lamp, only the eye is necessary.

Verse 94:-  When the intellect functions, it does only to the presence
of Chidabhasa, but in the cognition of Brahman, Chidabhasa is
merged with Brahman.  In the external perception of a jar,
Chidabhasa reveals the pot by its light and yet remains distinct
from it.

Verse  134:-  Two travellers on a journey may be equally fatigued,
but the one who knows that his destination is not far off, goes on
quicker with patience, whereas the ignorant one feels discouraged
and stays on longer on his way.

Verse 137:-  When the visitor knows that the magician's hare
and the tortoise as unreal, he desires nothing and laughs at its
deceptive nature.

Verse 142:-  Even when a man afflicted with great hunger,
does not wish to eat poison, much less one who is already
satisified with sweetmeats in his hand.

Verse 147:-  The desires are never quelled by enjoyment but
increase more like the flame of a fire fed on the oil.

Verse 150:-  A king who has been freed from prison, is
content with sovereignity over a village, where when he
had negither been imprisones nor conquered, he did not
attach much value even to a kingdom.

Arunachala Siva.     


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Re: Panchadasi - (7)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 09:24:20 PM »
Brahman is adjunctless pure self-consciousness,where as jiva is a compound consciousness with adjuncts with object knowing consciousness only.

For object knowing the attention of the reflected conciousness has to move from itself towards the object,whereas if it turns it's attention
towards self is enough to gain self-knowledge.


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Re: Panchadasi - (7)
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 11:11:30 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, Yes.  The mirror is reflecting the Sun. 
Break the mirror, only the Sun appears.

Arunachala Siva.