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ULLadu Narpadu - 113
« on: May 21, 2010, 12:41:46 PM »

The Verse 20 of ULLadu Narpadu reads as under:

Bhagavan Ramana's Tamil version:

KaaNum tanai vittu taan kadvavuLaik kaanal
KaaNum mano mayamayamaan kaatchi tanaik kaaNumavan
Thaan kadavuL kandaanaam tan mudalai taan mudal poi
Thaan kadvuL adriyailadaal.

Sanskrit Version of Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni:

Yadisitur-viksanam ikstitaaram
Aviksya tanmaanasikkekasananam syaat |
Na drastur-anyah parao hi tasya
Viksaa svamoole paviliya nisthaa ||

Sanskrit Version of Sri Lakshamana Sarma:

Drastaaram svamupeksya pasyati naro roopam paresasya chet
Saa roopsya manomayasya hi bhavediksaa na satyaa vibhohi |
Tattvam svam kimu tam prapsasyati param tvasyeksako vaa munih
Nastaahnkrtiresa kinchidapi no bhinnah parasmaadvibhoh ||


If a seer who sees everything perceptible without knowing by
inquiry the seeing Self says, "I have had darshan of God", is
but to see the form of one's own imagined mental projection.
After the first thought of the ego, "I" perishes, "I" - the Atman -
that remains is not anything other than God.  Therefore the real
seer is the one who, his ego annihilated, sees his Self, the Source
of the rise and subsidence of the ego.

The Lord in His true nature is nameless, formless, attributeless,
infinite, all pervading, etc., The entire world is an appearance of
Him.  It is His total projection.  This form of the Lord as the cosmos is the Virata Roopa or Cosmic Form.  The Lord can and does assume a form according to the need of the moment or as sport.  Such form is called an avatara.  E.g. Sri Rama, Sri Krishna etc.,

When a devotee meditates with total faith and love upon a particular form over a period of time, his mind gets absorbed and
enchanted and he starts yearning for His vision.  His meditation intensifies and results in the vision of the desired divine form, and sport or abode.  He may also experience divine sounds, touch, or fragrance. Such a vision purifies his mind, besides increasing his faith and devotion.  Thereafter, the devotee desires nothing of the world and wants ever to remain with the Lord.  Such a vision is not easy to get.  HOWEVER IT IS NOT THE ABSOLUTE VISION AS THE LORD IS NOT KNOWN IN HIS TRUE NATURE. It is a temporary vision, a MENTAL PROJECTION, due to past impressions, samskaras.  The seen is limited by time, space and objects.  The Lord is infinite and so He cannot be seen (in his true form).  He is not different from the seer.  Hence the true vision of the Lord is to known Him as one-self.

Isa darsanam svaatma roopatah, says Verse 25 of Upadesa Saram of Bhagavan Ramana.  Such a vision is absolute and is never lost.  The realized devotees for the sake of worship, may still assume a separateness from the Lord or may revel in singing his glories of His attributes and sports or may meditate on His form.  Such worship does not negate his true vision.  In fact, it gives him more joy.  This is the underlying idea of Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Maalai of Bhagavan Ramana too.

Arunachala Siva.