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ULLadu Narpadu - (51)
« on: April 18, 2010, 05:46:43 PM »
Muruganar continues in his Padamalai with some verses describing
the Verse 4 of ULLadu Narpadu.

Verse 2334: If the eye of the Light of Truth, then, to see that eye,
another eye will not be necessary.

Verse 717:  Seeing with the eye of the Self, the true seer, scorch
and destroy the one who pays attention to objectified concepts.

Verse 1307:  Those who see the seen as having the same nature
as their eye (KaN Mayam) will, abiding as the nature of he space
of consciousness, (Tiru Chitrambalam)  shine without confusion. 

David Godman adds here:  The phrase KaN-Mayam can be taken
to be either 'the nature of consciousness' or 'the nature of the eye'.
The second option is a reference to an idea that Bhagavan occasionally propounded, most notably in ULLadu Narpadu, Verse 4.

If one is a form, the world and God will also be so.  If one is
not a form, who can see the forms and how? Can what is seen
be of a different nature to the eye?  Self, the eye is the infinite
eye.  (Sadhu Om and Michael James)

The words in the penultimate sentence of this verse can also
be taken to mean 'Without the eye, can there be sight?' a much
more common sense reading but this was not the meaning Bhagavan
intended to convey.  Lakshmana Sarma once recorded Bhagavan's
explanation of this Verse.  Reading it, it becomes clear, that the rendering given above is the one that Bhagavan intended.

Bhagavan:  If the eye that sees be the eye of flesh, then
gross forms are seen.  If the eye be assisted by lenses, then
even invisible things are seen to have form.  If the mind be that
eye, then subtle forms are seen.  Thus seeing eye and the objects
seen are of the same nature.  That is, if the eye be itself a form,
it sees nothing but forms.  But neither the physical eye nor the
mind has any power of vision of its own.  The real Eye is the Self.
As He is formless, being the pure Infinite Consciousness, the Reality, He does not see forms.  (Maha Yoga, Lakshmana Sarma).

Verse 969:  The nature of things seen will be according to the nature
of the one who sees.

Bhagavan says:  It is the same truth that is taught in Verse 4
of Reality in Forty Verses.  If you have the idea that you are
something with form, that you are limited by this body, as being
within this body, you have to see through these eyes.  God and
the world also will appear to you as form.  If you realize you are
without form, that you are unlimited, that you alone exist, that you
are the eye, the infinite eye, what is there to be seen apart from the
infinite eye?  Apart from the eye, there is nothing to be seen.  There
must be a seer for an object to be seen, and there must be space,
time, etc., But if the Self alone exists, it is both seer and seen,
and above seeing or being seen.

              -  Day by Day, entry dated 10.4.1946.

Verse 519:  The Muni who has merged with liberation, in which
the infinite eye is one's own nature, is the supremely blissful
one who never knows any despondency.

(Courtesy:  All verses translations by David Godman).

Arunachala Siva.