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Subramanian.R

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Panchadasi - (32)
« on: August 20, 2008, 05:18:07 PM »
The Chapter IX continues...

Verse 38:-  In spite of repeated enquiry a man does not
realize the truth because of three impediments.  This has
been clearly pointed out in his Vartika by Acharya Suresvara.

Verse 39:- If you ask why the realization (which did not arise
before) comes now, we shall reply that knowledge comes only
with the total removal of impediments, which may be past,
present and future.

Verse 40:-  Therefore only by studying the Veda and Its
meaning, a man is not rleased.  This has been shown in
the example of hidden gold.

(Chandogya Upanishad 8.3.2.  A man may walk on the ground
but may not know that there is gold hidden below.)

Verse 41:-  There is the popular song saying that a monk
could not realize the truth, the impediment being his past
attachment to his queen, or a she-buffalo! (Past impediment)

Verse 42:-  His teacher instructed him of Brahman knowing
his attachment to her, that Brahman was her substratum!
When the impediment was removed, the monk realized the
truth immediately!

Verse 43:-  The impediment of the present are : a) binding
attchments to the objects of the senses, b) dullness of the
intellect, c) indulgence in improper and illogical arugumens,
and d) the deep conviction that the Self is an agent and enjoyer.

Binding attachment to senses:-  eg. every one of us!
dullness of the intellect:- eg. Hastamalaka, disciple of Sankara.
indulgence in logic and arguments:- eg. Narayana Bhattatri,
who spoke ill of Poonthanam in Guruvayoor.       
deep conviction that the Self is an agent: -  all dual philsophers.

Verse 44:-  Through the practice of inner control and other
qualifications and through hearing the truth and so forth,
suitable for counteracting the impediments, the latter slowly
perish and one realizes his Self as Brahman.

(Brahadaranyaka Upanishad.  Viveka Choodamani)

to be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Panchadasi - (32)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 06:04:59 PM »
With perseverance in spiritual practice with faith impediments to realisation become less and less finally annihilated.
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Re: Panchadasi - (32)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 11:41:11 AM »
Dear Raju, Yes, faith and perseverance are the key words.
Shirdi Sai Baba also mentioned two key words:  Sraddha and Saburi.
Both Sai Baba and Bhagavan have always said:-

"Leaving all your cleverness, come unto Me.  I shall remove
the shackles of your mind."

Arunachala Siva.