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Panchadasi - (25)
« on: August 20, 2008, 01:34:20 PM »
The Chapter VI continues....

Verse 262:- When a man can disidentify the Self, fom egoism,
and realize that the Self is in no way connected with egoism,
then though he may have crores of desires, they will not bind him,
because he has cut the 'knot of the conscious  with the unconscious.'

Verse 263:-  By the force of the fructifying karma, a knower may
be subject to desires, as in spite of theoretically knowing the truth,
one is not satisfied.

Verse 264:-  A man who has overcome egoity and realized the
identity with the changeless consciousness is not distressed by
desires or diseases and other changing conditions of body and
fortune, just as the growth and death of trees in a forest do not
affect him.

Verse  267:- From the point of view of the body, senses, mind
and intellect, there is no difference between the ignorant and the
illumined when they engage themselves in action or abstain from

Verse 268:-  The difference between the one who has been
initiated into the life of Brahmacharya and the one who has
not, in that the former studies the Vedas, whereas the latter
does not.  But as regards food etc., there is no difference.  The
same applies to the wise and the ignorant.

Verse 272:- (Doubt):  Why, the Puranas speak about Jadabharata
and others who were completely withdrawn and performed no
action?  (Reply):  But have you heard also the Vedas speaking of
other knowers, (like Janaka), who ate, played, and enjoyed pleasures?

Verse 273:-  Jadabharata and others never gave up food and slepp
nor were like sticks and stones.  It was becaue they were afraid
of forming attachments that they behaved as if they were completely

Verse 274:-  The man who is attached to objects is troubled
by the world.  Happiness  is enjoyed by the unattached.  Therefore,
give up attachment if you desire to be happy.

Verse 276:-  Absence of desires, knowledge of reality and withdrawal
from action, mutually assist one another.  Generally, all three of
them are found together, but sometimes separately too, without
the third.

Verse279:-  The origin of the knowledge of reality is hearing,
reflecting and meditating on the reality.  Its nature is discrimination,
between the real and the unreal.  And its result is restraint of
fresh doubts from arising.  These three are peculiar to knowledge.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Panchadasi - (25)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 03:36:03 PM »
When individual disidentifies with the ego he is aloof towards manasika and sarira dharmas because he knows that they are mere instruments.

In such person desire does not arise because he always enjoys the bliss of self.Desire is an attempt to find the bliss in nonself in which it was not there.