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Panchadasi - (24)
« on: August 19, 2008, 07:34:57 PM »
The Chapter VI continues....

Verse 240:- The ignorant are convinced that the happiness and
grief which the world and heaven offer are real.  So, they do not
perceive nonduality nor think it exists.

Verse 241:-  It is clearly seen that the conviction of the knowers
is opposed to the conviction of he ignorant.  They are free or
fettered according to their conviction.

Verse 245:-  Listen!  The duality is unreal and has no independent
existence, for it is a product of Maya.  So when duality is negated
what remains as a reality is nonduality.

Verse 246:-  The whole world is a product of the inscrutable Maya.
Be convinced of this, and know that the fundamental real principle
is non duality.

Verse 252:-  Do not say that it is reasoning alone which demonstrates
the unreality of duality and no our experience, for we daily experience
that mysterious is the nature of the world, in our sleep.

Verse 254:- Consciousness is eternal, for its nonexistence can
never be experienced.  But the non-existence of duality is
experienced by consciousness before the duality assumes
manifestation, (for a trice at the time of waking up.)

Verse 255:- The duality of the phenomenal world is like the
pot which is nonexistent  befdore it comes into being.  Still,
its creation is inexplicable.  So it is unreal like a product of magic.

Verse 259:-  The Sruti says that he who has banished from his
heart all indwelling desires attains immortality.  This is not
merely a statement.  A knower's actual experience proves it.*

Verse 260:-  In another passage, it is stated that all the knots
of the heart are loosened at the rise of knowledge.  The term
"knots of the heart" has been explained in the commentary
to mean the desires of the heart.* 

(* Katha Upanishad 2.3.15)

to be contd.,

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Panchadasi - (24)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 09:45:26 PM »
Duality is a transient play on the permanent screen of nonduality.


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Re: Panchadasi - (24)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 12:04:18 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Thank you for your various posts on
Panchadasi.  It shows them that you have read them deeply
and have responded with explanations and seeking clarifications.
Particularly, your insights into Maya are quite welcome.  Maya
is dealt with elaborately in Viveka Choodamani and Kaivalya
Navaneetham.  I shall try to send a separate post on Maya,
based on these lights, later.  It is all Ramana-maya!

Arunachala Siva.