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Panchadasi - (14)
« on: August 19, 2008, 01:01:32 PM »
The Chapter VI continues....

Verse 15:-  The knowledge arising from discrimination is of two
kinds, indirect and direct knowledge.  This process of discrimination
ends in the achievement of the direct knowledge.

Verse 16:-  The knowledge that "Brahman is" is indirect.
The knowledge that "I am Brahman" is direct.

Verse 22:-  The consciousness which is conditioned by the
gross and subtle bodies, on which they are superimposed
and which knows no change is known as Kutastha.

Verse 23:-  On the Kutastha, is superimposed by imagination
the intellect (buddhi).  The relfection of Kutastha in the
intellect is animated by vitality and is called the Jiva.  It is
subject to transmigration.

Verse 24:-  As the Space in a pot is conealed by Space reflected
in the water with which the pot is filled, so Kutastha is obscured
by Jiva.  This principle is called mutual obscuring or superimposition.

Verse 25:-  Under the delusion of mutual superimposition,
the Jiva cannot discriminate and realize that he is not Jiva but
Kutashta.  This non-discrimination is beginningless and is
known as the primal nescience or Maya.

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Panchadasi - (14)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 05:52:54 PM »
Mutual superimposition is called "Anyonyadhyasa".Here we attribute the characters of name,form,birth,death etc.
of Jiva on the ultimate reality and we attribute character of existence,consiosness of the self on the body bound "I".