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ULLadu Narpadu - (45)
« on: April 18, 2010, 10:16:28 AM »
Now, let us see the 4th verse of the main text of ULLadu Narpadu:


Uruvam taan ayin ulahu param attraam
Uruvan taan andrel uvattrin - uruvat-taik
KaNNuru dal yaavan evan kaNNalar katchi yundo
KaNNaduthan anthamilak KaNName

Sanskrit Version:-  (Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri)

Sarupa buddhir jagatisvare cha
Sarupa dhir aatmani yaavadi asti |
Arupa atmaa yadi kah prapasyet
saa drshtir ekaa' navadhir hi pooraa ||

Sanskrit Version:- (Lakshmana Sarma)

Rupisvo yati rupamastu jagato rupam parasyaapyuta
Viksaa ken katham cha ruparahitah svaatma yadi syaadvada |
drshyam kim nu drsho'nyathaa vada bhavad drk saa
       sva eva svayam  ||

If one considers oneself the form of this body (of flesh),
then the world and God will also be form.  If one realizes
oneself to be formless, who is left to perceive the form of
the world, the Jivas and God?  How to perceive?  The mind-eye
that hitherto perceived other form now shines, after being dissolved
in the form of Jnana-Atman as Atman -- the limitless Eye of Jnana.
Can perception be without the perceiver?  Can perception be otherwise than the perceiving eye made up of flesh?

Embodiment or form may be gross or subtle.  While the physical
body is gross in form, the mind is subtle.  The nature of the
perceiver determines the nature of the perceived objects.  The physical eye grasps the world of gross objects.  The subtle mind
(in dream) perceives the world of subtle thoughts.  However, in
deep sleep, we see nothing. 

Bhagavan Ramana says:  "As is the eye, so is the perception."

Brahman, the Content beyond, the pure Atman, is called God.
We also look upon God as apart from and outside of us due
our body consciousness.  We fashion Him as per our liking. 
We adorn Him as per wishes.  All these are mental projections.
So, all the attributes of God are all conditioned by the limitations
of the mind.  Even when God is considered as omniscient and omnipotent, limits are ascribed to the "Being without limits".
Bhagavan remarks:  "The greatest of things are also conceptions,
the conception of the mind.  Beyond mind there is the Self.  So
the Self is subtler than the subtlest.

                                           - Talks No. 388

Arunachala Siva.     


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Re: ULLadu Narpadu - (45)
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 10:45:36 AM »
Dear srkudai,

Yes.  It is the mind which changes and suffers its own suffering
and happiness, fortune and misfortune.  That which changes is
unreal.  Mind is again maya, the Lady who creates problem for
one before one conquers her to reach the Master.  She is like an
M.P's wife.  Before seeing the M.P., for any recommendation,
one should conquer M.P.'s wife. Unless she permits you inside the
house, you can never meet the M.P.

During Bhagavan's terminal illness, when asked whether the left
arm was paining, Bhagavan Ramana said:  "Yes, body is paining!"
This body pain is prarabdha.  Once it is cleared off, there is
Maha Nirvanam.

Arunachala Siva.