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Panchadasi - (43)
« on: August 21, 2008, 03:40:53 PM »
The Chapter IX continues....

Verse 132:- Those who are very fickleminded and agitated do not
have the knowledge of Brahman, through practice of enquiry.
Therefore, control of mind is the chief means for them.  By it their
mind becomes free from distractions.

Verse 133:-  For those whose intellects are no longer distracted
nor restless  but are merely covered by a veil of ignorance,
the analytical system called Sankhya (intellectual enquiry)
is practised.  It will quickly lead them to spiritual illumination.

Verse 134:- The state of spiritual balance is obtainable by
both Sankhyas and Yogis (those who practise meditation).
He really knows the meaning of the scriptures who knows
that the paths of enquiry and meditation are the same.

Verse  136:- If one fails to perfect the practise of meditation
in this life, one does so either at the time of death or in  the
region of Brahma.  Then, obtaining direct knowledge of the
Reality, one is liberated.

Verse 138:- So the future life of a man is determined by the
nature of his thoughts at the time death.  Then, as a devotee
of the Personal God is absorbed in Him, so a meditator on the
attributeless Brahman is absorbed in It and obtains Liberation.

(Bhagavad Gita 8.6)

Verse 139:-  Brahman is called 'eternal' and 'attributelss'
but in fact It is of the nature of the Liberation itself, just
as a 'leading error'  is an error in name only, for it leads
to the desired object.

Verse 140:-  As by meditation on the Personal God, knowledge
of the Isvara arises, so by meditation on the attributeless Brahman,
knowledge of Its nature arises and destroys ignorance which is   
at the root of rebirth.

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.