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ULLadu Narpadu - 99
« on: May 17, 2010, 01:33:19 PM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma covers the message of Verses 17 abd 18
of ULLadu Narpadu, in a many verses in his Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad.

Verse 415:-  Our Guru Sri Ramana says that because the Self shines
in the same way, as "I", therefore in all bodies He is One and only

Verse 417:  How can the world appear to the Sage in the same
way as it does to the ignorant?  The Guru tells us in what way
the world appear to the Sage:

Verse 418:  The world, which to the ignorant appears as comprising
the trinity of God, the souls and the insentient objects, appears
as the Self to the Sage, due to the liquidation of the super-imposed
false appearance of the world.

Verse 419:  Hence the Sage who has attained his natural state,
which is the Supreme State, and remains in His natural freedom,
and is therefore free from delusions, sees nothing other than the
Self.  How then can he see anything unreal?

Verse 420:  Therefore the Sage, established as he is in his
natural state, the Supreme State, would say that the body
appearing as His body to others and the world are real.  But
there is a world of difference in the meaning of what he says.
Because the superimposition does not appear as real to the Sage.

Verse 421:  The outlook of discrimination is enjoined only on the
aspirant for deliverance, not for Him that has won deliverance.
Confused outlook is possible for the former, not for the latter.

Verse 422:  The ignorant one, because of his confounding the
body with the Self, thinks of himself as with form and exensive
with that body.  The Sage is aware of the Self as infinite, formless
Being, this is the distinction in the meaning of what is said by these

Verse 423:  What is seen as the "body" by the ignorant appears to the Sage only as the Self; and He refers to it as "I", ignoring the
body-form through His Right Awareness.

Verse 424:  Also, when the two say that the world is real, there is
difference in the meaning, though the words are the same.  For
the ignorant one the Reality is veiled by differences, while to the
Sage, It appears as It really is.

Verse 425:  Unaware of the Substratum of the world apperance,
seeing only the superimposed multitude of inert objects, and
believing that this world of objects is real in its own right, the
ignorant one says:  The world is real.

Verse 426:  (On the other hand) to the Sage there shines only
the Substratum, which is the Pure Reality, nameless and formless.
For Him, the superimposition does not appear as real.  (That being the case), how can He say that the world is unreal?

Verse 427:  This world, which, to the one whose eye is blinded
by unawareness of his own Real Self, conceals the Supreme Being, is itself concealed, to the One whose eye is purified by the Right Awareness of the Self, by that same Supreme Being.

Verse 428:  Just as one, that has become wise as to the truth of the mirage, may again see the mirage without being deluded, so too the Sage, seeing this world,  does not think of it as real, as does the
ignorant one. 

Verse 429:  This world is not real in the sense in which it is
believed to be real by the ignorant man.  Ignorant ones do not
understand the sense in which the world is seen as Real by the

Verse 430:  That which appears to the ignorant ones as diversified
by a great many differences, as forms and other than the Self, is
only the Self, undifferentiated and formless, to the Sage.

Arunachala Siva.