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Panchadasi - (28)
« on: August 20, 2008, 02:12:07 PM »
The Chapter IX, is called, Dhyana Deepa, or the Lamp of Meditation.

Verse 1:-  One may perchance obtain a thng by following a wrong
line by mistake.  So also even by woshipping Brahman, one may
get release, the desired goal.  So various ways of worship are
described in the Nrsimha Uttaratapaniya Upanishad.*
(* One of 108 Upanishads, but a minor Upanishad.)

Verse 2:-  A man sees a gleam of light emitted by a gem and
another sees a gleam of light coming from a lamp.  And both
imagine that they are gems, run to get there.  Though, in both
the cases, the notions are wrong, the results are different.

Verse 3:-  There is a lamp inside the house, its light is visible
from outside.  Similarly elsewhere the light of a gem is seen,
from outside.

Verse 4:-  On seeing the two gems at a distance, both the
men took them for gems and ran after them.  Their notions
are equally wrong, but they took the gleams for the gems.

Verse 5:-  The man who ran for the gleam of the lamp did not
find the gem, but the man who ran for the gleam of the gem
got it.

Verse 6:-  Mistaking the gleam of a lamp for a gem is called
a Vismvaadi Bhrama, ' misleading error' or an error that does
not lead to the goal.  Mistaking the gleam of a gem for a gem
is called a Samvaadi Bhrama, a 'leading error' or 'informative
error' though both are errors or wrong observations.

Verse 7:-  On seeing a mist and mistaking it for  smoke,
if a man argues the existence of fire there and goes for
getting chacoal and accidentally finds it, his mistake is
called a 'leading error' a chance coincidence. 

Verse 8:- Sprinkling on himself the water of the  River Godavari,
thinking it to be that of the River Ganga, if a man is actually
purified, this is 'leading error' or a chance coincidence.

Verse 9:-  A man suffering from a high fever repeats 'Narayana'
in delirium and dies. He goes to heaven.  This is again a 'leading
error.'

Verse 10:-  In direct perception, in inference and in the application
of scriptural authority, there are innumerable instances of such
leading errors or chance coincidences.

To be contd...

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Panchadasi - (28)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 04:02:42 PM »
Dear subramanian,
                         May one of such error lead me to enlightenment with your blessings.
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Re: Panchadasi - (28)
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 11:25:30 AM »
Dear Raju, We are all in the same boat, seeking the grace of
our Guru, the One without a second, for this error, which is
His Grace.

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Panchadasi - (28)
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 05:23:06 PM »
Dear srkudai, since you showed a special liking for this chapter
on meditation, I took it up after Chitra deepa and Trupti Deepa.

Arunachala Siva.