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ULLadu Narpadu - 31
« on: April 07, 2010, 10:49:20 AM »
Day by Day entry dt. 15th March 1946, afternoon is as under:

The letter went on to say, "Ramana Maharshi is an exponent of
Ajata doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.  Of course, it is a bit difficult."

Bhagavan remarked on this:  "Somebody has told him so.  I do not
teach only the Ajata doctrine.  I approve of all schools.  The same
truth has to be expressed in different ways to suit the capacity
of the hearer.  The Ajata doctrine says: "Nothing exists except
the one Reality.  There is no birth or death, no projection (of the
world) or drawing in (of it), no sadhaka, no mumukshu (seeker
of liberation), no mukta (liberated one), no bondage, no liberation.
The one Unity alone exists ever."

"To such as find it difficult to grasp this truth and who ask:
"How can we ignore this solid world we see all around us?" the
dream experience is pointed out and they are told , "All that
you see depends on the seer.  Apart from the seer, there is no
seen."

"This is called drishti-srishti vada, or the argument one first creates
out of his mind and then sees what his mind itself has created.

" To such as cannot grasp even this and who further argue,

"The dream experience is so short, while the world always exists.
The dream experience was limited to me.  But the world is felt
and seen not only by me, but by so many, and we cannot call
such a world as non-existenct," the argument called srishti-drishti
vada is addressed and they are told:

"God first created such and such a thing, out of such and such
an element  and then something else, and so forth."

"That alone will satisfy this class.  Their mind is otherwise not
satisfied and they ask themselves, "How can all geography, all
maps, all sciences, stars, planets and the rules governing or relating
to them and all  knowledge be totally untrue?"

"To such it is best to say, "Yes. God created all this and you
so you see it."

Dr. M said, "But all these cannot be true; only one doctrine can
be true."

Bhagavan Ramana said:  "All these are only to suit the capacity
of the learner.  The absolute can only be one."

Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman says two stories in this context.

One is the mother telling a story of the sons of a barren woman
who went sky ward through the wind, plucked the flowers in pure
space, and got down to drink the water from a mirage.  The child
listens to the story so that it could eat the food it refused.  But
the whole story is an impossibility!  The purpose is to feed the
child.  If the child is intelligent, he would first ask:  How can there
be sons for a barren woman?  The story cannot proceed further....

Another example, not a story, is that there is only one woman.
The son calls her as Mother.  The father calls her as his wife.
The father-in-law calls her as his daughter in law.  The woman
is the same housewife.  Only approaches of addressing her are
different.

Arunachala Siva.