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Panchadasi - (20)
« on: August 19, 2008, 03:02:52 PM »
The Chapter VI continues...

Verse 147:- What can be more magical than the fact that the
seed in the uterus becomes a conscious individual, that it
develops head, hands, feet and other organs, that it passes
through the states of childhood, youth and old age, and that
it perceives, eats, smells, hears, comes and goes?

Verse 148:-  Like the human body, consider carefully a tiny
fig seed.  How different the tree is from the seed from which
it grows!  Therefore know all this to be Maya.

Verse 149:-  The logicians and others, proud of their dialectical
ability, may feel satisfied with their logical explanations.  But
the philosphers have expressed the errors of their positions
in their classics.

Verse 150:-  Things that are inconceivable should not be subjected
to cannons of logic.  And this universe is one such, for the mind
cannot conceive of this very mode of its creation.

Verse 151:-  Be convinced, that Maya is the cause of this
universe, whose comprehension surpasses the imagination.
In the state of deep sleep, we are partly aware of this Maya,
the seed of this world.

Verse 152:-  As the tree is latent in the seed, so the waking
and dreaming worlds are implicit in deep sleep.  Similarly,
the impressions of the entire universe are latent in Maya.

Verse 154:-  This seed of Maya in association with the
reflection of consciousness, which is not fully grasped,
devlops into the intellect; and in this intellect, the reflection
of consciousness becomes plainly visible as the ego.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Panchadasi - (20)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 07:43:27 PM »
Many are interested in miracles.Is it not a miracle that a single cell with consciousness developed as Ramana Maharshi and conferred self-knowledge to many.