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Panchadasi - (16)
« on: August 19, 2008, 02:00:18 PM »
The Chapter VI continues....

Verse 46:-  Just as the conscious Jiva is created by illusion
based on Kutastha, even so, on it the inanimate objects
are created by Avidya or Maya.

Verse 53:- The concealing of the real nature of the Self and
the identity superimposition, are caused by nescience or
Avidya or Maya, and they are destroyed when nescience,
or Avidya or Maya is negated.  But as long as the fructifying
karma continues, the mind and body, the effects of illusory
projection of nescience, continue.

Verse 55:- According to the logicians, the cloth keeps its
form for the next second -- the threads(its material cause)
that last for a few days are destroyed.  On the same reasoning,
the body may persist for a proportionately long time, when the
ignorance of countless ages is destroyed.

(The lingering moment should be proportionate  to the cause.
There is also another illustration, the revolutions of the potter's
wheel, which continue even after the cause, the rotating force
is removed)

Verse 57:-  There is no use entering into a controversy with
unreasonable logicians.  The fact is that the difference between
Jiva and Kutastha is caused by illusion.

Verse 68:- The Sruti says that the mind is the cause of the bondage
and the release of man and it speaks of the mind-sheath.  Therefore,
these people conclude that the mind is the Atman.

Verse 71:- Since without the sense of egoity, it is not possible
to cognize the outer world, it is clear that the idea of egoity is
the cause of the mind and without it the cognizance of the
external world is impossible.

Verse 72:-  As the "I-consciousness" appears and disappears
every moment, the intellect sheath is transitory and it needs no
further principle to illumine it.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Panchadasi - (16)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 06:44:00 PM »
When sun is rflected in pot containing water the relected sun appears to move when water within the pot is moved.

Likewise when the light of the ultimate consciousness falls on the tendencies of Jiva,the reflected consciousness(chidabhasa) appears
to move with the movement of tendencies..


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Re: Panchadasi - (16)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 07:51:15 PM »
well said raju garu.