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Panchadasi - (9)
« on: August 19, 2008, 11:28:42 AM »
The Chapter VII continues...

Verse 177:-  The fructification of karma would be considered
to be opposed to the knowledge of the truth if it gave rise to
the idea of the reality of the transitory world.  But mere
enjoyment does not mean that the enjoyed thing is real.

Verse 178:- Through the imaginary objects seen in a dream,
there is experience of joy and sorrow to no small extent.
Therefore, you can infer that through the objects of the
waking state also, there can be the same experience, without
making them real.

Verse 182:-  Therefore, knowledge arises with the destruction
of duality and in other way. This being so, how can the knower
of the truth enjoy the world?

Verse 183:-  The Sruti upon which this objection (Verse 182)
is based, applies to the states of deep and final liberation.  This
has been amply cleared in Aphorism 4.4.16 in the Brahma Sutram.
(This Aphorism says that for those who have acquired Knowledge,
there is no 'doership', and hence there is no enjoyment. Even
worlds like heaven are no enjoyment.)

Verse 184:- If this is not accepted, we cannot account for
Yajnavalkya's and other sages' efforts to teach.  Without
a recognition of duality, they could not teach and 'enjoy'
teaching and if they have duality, their knowledge is incomplete.
In other words, these teachers did teach, without duality and
without a sense of 'doership'.

Verse 190:-  The control of mind is essential for the realization
of the illusory character of the world.  But although, the wise
man may have desires, they are not binding as the desires
opf an ignorant man. 

Arunachala Siva.