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Subramanian.R

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ULLadu Narpadu - 76
« on: May 04, 2010, 03:08:26 PM »

Excepting our essential self-consciousness 'I-am', everything that
we know our experience is just a thought or image, that we have
formed in our mind, by power of our imagination.  Therefore everything
is just an expansion of our own mind, our ego or root-thought "I".
This is why Bhagavan Ramana states emphatically that our "ego
indeed is everything." (Ahanthaiye yaavumamam aathalal yadhu
edhu enru nadale ovuthal yaavum.... Since ego is everything , what
is this ego, what is its nature, seeking this is true tapas - Verse 26)

Why does He then proceed to say that examining or scrutinizing
our ego in order to know what it is, is renouncing or castling off
everything?  Examining our ego is similar to examining the seeming snake, that was lying on the ground in the half-light of dusk.  When
we look carefully at the snake, we will discover that what we were
seeing was never really a snake, but was always only a rope.

Similarly when we look scrutinize our ego or individual sense of selfhood with a keen and subtle power of attention, we will discover
that we have always been aware of as "I" was never really a limited
adjunct bound consciousness, but was always only the unlimited
adjunct free consciousness "I am".

Just as the snake as such never really existed, so our ego as such
has never really existed.  And just as the sole-reality underlying
the illusory appearance of the snake was merely a rope, so the sole
reality underlying the illusory appearance of our ego, is only our own
true self, our adjunct-free consciousness 'I am'.  Therefore, when
we carefully examine our ego, and discover tha it is non-existent
as such, the entire appearance of duality, (the body and the world),
which depended for the seeming reality will cease to exist.,

Arunachala Siva.   

matthias

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Re: ULLadu Narpadu - 76
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 03:11:20 PM »
in dzogchen they say that the highest meditaiton is to look at the so called person, and finding nothing to see, relax in this recognition..

thats the direct path, and its at the core of many great traditions....really a universal teaching and method.


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Re: ULLadu Narpadu - 76
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 03:55:01 PM »
Dear matthias,

Yes.  When a totally egoless person sees another, he sees only
Void, as the Buddha calls it and as Effulgence or Pure Space, as
Sri Sankara and Bhagavan Ramana call it.  There are no forms
and names.  Body is absent.

Arunachala Siva.