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ULLadu Narpadu - 10
« on: April 02, 2010, 04:26:30 PM »
Now let us see Kapali Sastri's versification of Kavyakanta Ganapati's
Sanskrit sloka and also the commentary.

Those lose at one their selves who from fear of death
Seek refuge in the Lord, Conqueror of Death
Then by nature immortals are they
How then is thought of death to them?

They are great and realise that nothing on earth could conquer
death for them.  And from this, the most invincible of all fears,
they seek protection of the Lord.  What happens when they seek
refuge in the Lord from fear of death?  'They lose their selves
at once.'  chavennam chavutrar.... says Tamil.  The thought of death is dead. And their individual selves are lost.  Obviously, it cannot
be the real Self that dies, immortal as that is. It is the ego-idea,
(Aham-mati) that is put out the moment it seeks the protection
of Him from whom it has derived its Being.  It is the ego-self
that is struck with fear.  What is this ego?  It is a persistent
pose of the Real Self on the surface being reflected in the self.
It is the apparent self, the immediate sense of 'I'.  It always
identifies itself with the body and says, 'I am independent and
separate from the existence.  I am this body, this body is mine'
It is primarily formed in the mind, and helps it to lend its support
to the separative moment and divided interests of bodily life on
earth.   And when it is said that it is the ego self that loses itself
on our approaching the Lord in total surrender, it follows that there
is no formation of the ego in the Real Self.

Now, where does the ego-self seek the Lord's protection.  Evidently in the Heart itself.  Therefore when the ego self seeks Lord's
protection in earnest, the burden it carries and all its interests
are either forgotten or automatically committed to the Lord's hands.

Bhagavan Ramana used the phrase, "Nin Ishtam, En Ishtam,  You
will is my want."   He has also said in Who am I?:  "When everything is conducted by the Parameswara Sakti, why do you keep on thinking, that I should do this, I should do that...?  When the
steam engine train carries all burdens including you, why not
you drop the baggage on the train, and instead carry it on your
head?"     

Again Bhagavan Ramana says in Sri Arunachala Padigam, Verse 9:

O Lord Supreme! I am the first among those who lack the supreme
wisdom to clasp your Feet in freedom from attachment.  Ordain
that my burden should be no more be mine, but yours, for what
can be a burden for you, the all-sustainer?  Lord Supreme, I have
had enough of carrying this world upon my head, parted from you.
Arunachala! think no more of keeping me away from from your Feet!

Arunachala Siva.