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Sri Devi Kaalottaram - 7
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:37:32 AM »
Verses 26 and 27:-

Paataalaachchakti parayantam sarvametadhabheepsitam |
Bhagavanam yath soonyamastrena tesmritah soonyavedinah ||

Vishaylolupam chittam markataadapi chanchalam |
Sarvasoonyapade sthtivaa tato nirvaanmeshyti ||

One who can destroy all the tattvas (principles) from paataaloka
(the nethermost world) to Sakti (one of the highest tattvas),
which are all interpendent, by the arrow of soonya bhaava is
a man of great valour.  He has attained supreme wisdom which
is beyond matter.

The mind, hankering after things of the world, is more restless
than a monkey.  If one controls it from wandering after external
things and holds it in the Void of non-matter one will attain
liberation directly.


Soonyapadam is actually Mahanirvanam.  It is not to be confused
with Void of Buddhists.


Bhagavan Ramana has said in Who am I? towards a question
about tattvas of M. Sivaprakasam Pillai, has said:

Question:  For one who desires liberation, is the enquiry of various tattvas essential?

Bhagavan:  When one has to sweep and throw away the garbage, there is no benefit for him in investigating the garbage. Similarly, one should do away with all tattvas that are hiding him, and there is no point in counting their numbers and looking into their characteristics.  One should consider the whole universe as a dream, (and ignore it.).


Tattvas are many.  Panchabhuta tattvam is about five elements.
There are said to be 24 tattvas, 36 tattvas and 96 tattvas and so on.  These are described in Sri Soundarya Lahari by Sri Sankara.


(Arunachala Siva.)