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Panchadasi - (31)
« on: August 20, 2008, 04:37:51 PM »
The Chapter IX continues....

Verse 32:-  If even by enquiry, one does not get the direct
knowledge of Brahman, as the Self, one should repeatedly
practise enquiry, for enquiry, it is proscribed, should continue
until direct knowledge dawns.

Verse 33:- If a person does not realize the Self even after
practising till death, he will surely realize it in a future life,
when all the obstancles will have been eliminated.  (Vichara
in one birth will not go vain.)

Verse 34:-  Knowledge will arise either in this birth or
the next, says the author of Brahma Sutras.  The Sruti
also says that sthre are many who listen to the teachings
on non duality and yet do not realize in this life.

(Brahma Sutra 3.4.51 ; Katha Upanishad 2.7)

Verse 35:-  By virtue of the practice of spiritual enquiry in
a previous birth, Vadmadeva had realization even while
in his mother's womb.  Such results are also seen in the
case of studies.

( Vamadeva's story:-  Aitreya Upanishad 2.5)

Verse 36:- In spite of reading many times a boy may not be
able to memorize something, but some times, next morning
without any further study, he remembers all that he had read.

Verse 37:-  As the seed in the field or in the womb matures
in time, so in the course of time,  practice of self enquiry
gradually ripens and bears fruit.

to be contd...

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Panchadasi - (31)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 06:00:38 PM »
Even though self-enquiry is mentioned in Yoga Vasista where Vasista told Lord Rama indetail about self-enquiry,
though Adi Sankara mentioned about self-enquiry and it's importance is stessed in Panchadasi,
it is only through Bhagawan the method is accepted all over the world because he practiced and taught self-enquiry in a lucid way.


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Re: Panchadasi - (31)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 11:38:50 AM »
Dear Raju, Yes,  Bhagavan made it easy for the 20th and
other future centuries, without pedantics and semantics,
without verbiage.  That is why, it is Brahmasthra!

Arunachala Siva.