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ULLadu Narpadu - 78
« on: May 07, 2010, 11:09:28 AM »

Now let us move to Verse 13 of ULLadu Narpadu.  This verse is
a simple one, and can be seen in isolation, since the next three
verses are inter-connected.

Bhagavan's Tamil Version:

Jnanamam tane mei naanavam jnanam
Ajnamamam poyaam ajnananamume  - Jnanamam
Tannai yandri indru anihaL taam palavum poimeiyam
Ponnai andri undo puhal.

Sanskrit Version -  Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri:

Satyas chidatmaa vividhaakritis chit
Sidhyet prthak satya chito na bhinnaa |
Bhoosaa vikaaraah kimu santi satyam
Vinaa suvarnam prthag atra loke ||

Sanskrit Version - Lakshmana Sarma:

Atmaa jnanamayo ya esa gaditassatyassa evaadvayo
Jnanam naama bahuprakaaramidaam tvajnanamevaakhilam |
Svasmaajjnananamayaat satastvasaadidam no bhidayet karchit
Naanaa santyapi bhusanani kathaya svarnaat satonyaani kim ||

Commentary:

Atman that shines as the pure form of Chaitanya (Consciousness)
alone is the truth.  That knowledge that knows the plurality
of appearances is ajnana (ignorance) .  That ignorance, an unreal
appearance, is not other than the Atman, the very form of knowledge.  Can ornaments of very many names and forms, though deceptively different and unreal, have an independent existence,
apart from the truth of gold. Say!

                                   - T.R. Kanakammal.

That which IS, ULLadu, the sat-chit alone is the Supreme Truth.
This sat-chit, Brahman, shines without any change or transformation, unconditioned by time and space.  Hence it is said Jnana alone is the truth.  That 'alone' signifies that it is One, incorporating the
characteristics of Sat and Asat.  To be and to appear as one is
the nature of Sat, while to appear as many is the characteristic
of Asat.  The awareness of knowledge as "I am" alone remains
beyond negation when all 'other' cease to exist.  Therefore, That or
"What is" is the Supreme Truth.  But for this self-awareness,
lone and supreme, the awareness, or knowledge, of the manifold names and forms cannot exist independently.  Hence, Bhagavan says that "false knowledge is also not apart from the Self."

Arunachala Siva.