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Ramana Maharshi compares animal Frog with a Yogi
« on: April 01, 2010, 01:43:41 PM »
Talk 324.

10th January, 1937

Sri Bhagavan said, “A frog is often compared to a yogi. It remains quiet for a long time, the only sign of life being the rhythmic movement of the under-skin below the neck.”

“Again frogs can remain for extraordinary long periods with their animation suspended. They are said to swallow their tongues.Swallowing the tongue is a yogic practice. The animation is suspended. The yogi does not die but the tongue must be drawn out by someone else before life-activity is resumed. It is a wonder how the frog brings out the already swallowed tongue and resumes activity.”



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Re: Ramana Maharshi compares animal Frog with a Yogi
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 03:10:28 PM »
Frog has got a fame of being  mentioned in Upanishads.  Frog does not move step by step.  It jumps from one place to another to eat
an insect.  Frog is Mandukam in Sanskrit.  Like Mandukam, the
mature seeker jumps from the Jagrat state to Turiya without
passing through dreamful sleep and dreamless sleep.  Maandukya
Upanishad got its name from the word Mandukam.

Gaudapada says that in such a case of mature seeker, there is
no Vaisvanaran (symbolic name for gross experiences) and Taijasan
(symbolic name for subtle experiences) he is directly a Prajnan
(the state of blissfulness only).

Gaudapada says in his Karika, certain revolutinary things, which
were hither then hidden in Upanishads.  In Agama Prakarana,
Chapter I, of Karika, Gaudapada says:

5. He who knows both the experiencer and the objects of experience that have been associated with the three states, is not affected
through experiecning the objects.

6.  It is thoroughly established that the coming into effect can
be predicated only of all positive entities that exist.  The Prana
manifests all.  The Purusha creaes the conscious beings (Jivas)
in their manifold form separately.

7. Those who think of the process of creation, believe it to be
the manifestation of the superhuman power of God, while the
others look upon ikt as of the same nature as dream and illusion.

8.  Those who affirm the existence of created objects, attributes
this manifestation to the mere will of God, while those who look
upon time as real  declare time to be manifestor of all beings.

9.  Others think that the manifestation is for the purpose of enjoyment of God while still others attribute is to be mere diversion
on the part of God.  But it is the very nature of the Effulgent
Being (Atman), for, what other desire is possible for Him whose
desire is always in the state of fulfilment?

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Ramana Maharshi compares animal Frog with a Yogi
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 03:23:51 PM »
Excellent Subramanian Garu.