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ULLadu Narpadu - (50)
« on: April 18, 2010, 12:38:43 PM »
Muruganar again covers in a number of verses, in Padamalai, the meaning and purport of ULLadu Narpadu, Verse 4:

Padamalai Verse 224:  For everything that is seen to fade away
as a concept of the mind, let your mind subside by observing the
one who sees it.

Verse 1321:  If the obstacle of the ego-impurity is destroyed, the
creation (srishti) that appeared as the world, will become a mere
appearance (drishti)

Verse 2463: Effulgent Padam says:  "The conquest of he world is
merely the complete destruction of the world vision that results
from the consciousness of the reality in the Heart."

Verse 1861: Through firmness in the practice of renunciation become
indifferent to the world, realizing it to be unreal, and set it aside.

Verse 414:  Seeing all that is seen is the creation of the mind,
be free from its confusion, and shine as Consciousness alone.

The Infinite Eye:  (This is David Godman's additional comments)

Bhagavan sometimes used the phrase 'the infinite eye' to describe
the way in which the Jnani is aware of himself and the world appearance.  When 'suttarivu' (objective, divided consciousness)
operates, thee is an 'I' who creates and sees an external world,
and who hen processes information about it through the physical
eye.  In Jnana one sees and knows the world to be an appearance
in one's own Self, without cognising it through the eyes in a dualistic
way.  This 'infinite eye' sees and knows nothing other than itself,
and it accomplishes this without false division of the seer and seen.
The apparent paradox of this state, was brought out in Sri
Akshraramana Maalai, Verse 15:

KaNNukku KaNNai kaNNinri kaaN unai
KaaNuvathu evar paar Arunachala!

Eye of the eye you are, and without eyes you see. Who can
see you, O Arunachala?  (TR. Prof. K. Swaminathan)

When he false distinctions of seer and seen have ended and
when one knows oneself to be the Substratum on which the world
appears, rather than being the witness of it, seeing and being become one and the same.   

Bhagavan:  First one sees the Self as objects, then one sees the
Self as a Void, then one sees the Self as Self.  Only in this last
state there is no seeing because seeing is being. 

                   -  Day by Day 21.7.1946.

Verse 729: The Jiva that sleeps without sleeping, with its attention
on its real nature, will automatically shine as an eye that is very
different from the fleshy eye.

Bhagavan:  In reality, saying, 'We must see Brahman in everything
and everywhere' is also not quite correct.  Only that stage is final
where there is no seeing, where there is no time and space.  There
will be no seer, seen, seeing, and an object to see.  What exists
then is only the Infinite Eye.

                        - Day by Day 10.4.1946.

Verse 2333:  In Sivam, the eye that is fully open as Pure Consciousness, a second kind of eyesight cannot exist.

Arunachala Siva.