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ULLadu Narpadu - 83
« on: May 08, 2010, 02:19:09 PM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma covers the Verse 13 of ULLadu Narpadu in
some verses in his Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad.

Verse 297:  The ignorance, which has the world-form appears as
real to the ignorant ones, in the Supreme Being (who is Consciousness), as jewels, which are unreal, appear as real in gold
(which is relatively real).

Verse 298: If it be asked "How is it said that gold is real, but jewels
are unreal", the words used here by our Guru in order to show that
the world, which is the subject of comparison is unreal.

Verse 299:  Since a simile is used for conveying a clear knowledge
of the subject of teaching, he simile is so presented as to convey
the intended meaning. 

Verse 300:  The jewels were only gold before.  They are only that
in the middle, and they are that in the end else.  As compared to
the jewels, gold is (relatively) real and because the jewel-forms
are transient, they are unreal.

Verse 301:  Here impermanence alone is the test of unreality.
Permanence itself is affirmed as the quality of reality.  Hence that ignorance and the world which is born of it, are unreal, exactly like the serpent seen in arope,

Verse 302: Or, as the moving pictures, pass across the unmoving lighted screen in a cinema show, so the series of pictures namely, the world, comes and goes on the substratum, the Real, which is unmoving.

Verse 303:  But in respect of the moving pictures the seer is distinct from them, whereas in the world pictures the seer is included.  Thus the world differs from the cinema show.  The result is that the world
and its seer (the individual) are both unreal.

Verse 304:  Just as the light of the screen remains clear of the shadow pictures, when those moving pictures have ceased, so too
when the series of world-pictures cease, the Consciousness which
is the Self will remain clear as the Sole Reality.

There are some more verses explaining this cinema-show example.

Arunachala Siva.