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ULLadu Narpadu - 112
« on: May 21, 2010, 12:17:11 PM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma has covered the message of Verse 19 of
ULLadu Narpadu in a few verses in his Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad:

Verse 335:  Only he that thinks "I am the doer of actions and the
recipient of the fruits of actions" takes the distinction between the
Will and Fate as real.  But the Self is neither the doer nor the recipient
of the fruits of actions.

Verse 336:  When the fruit of action is pleasant, man thinks that the
Will is stronger than Fate.  But when the fruit of action is otherwise,
he thinks that Fate is stronger.

Verse 337: Fate is only action done before, and all action is done
by the Will.  Hence the pair of Will and Fate is only unreal.  How
can their antagonism be real?

Verse 338:  Since the root of both Will and Fate is the ego, this
pair will cease to appear when the ego dies by the pursuit of the
quest of the real Self, and hence the Sage is not aware of the distinction between the Free Will and Fate.

Verse 339:  The Sage, who has no mind and hence free from attachments and without a personal Will, does not become a
doer of actions, nor does he reap fruits of actions.  Therefore
he is not aware of the distinction between Free Will and Fate.

Verse 340:  Even in the case of an ignorant one, the Real Self
is ever enlightened, and hence does not engage in actions, nor
suffer delusion.  But in His Presence, the intellect becomes endowed with consciousness and is active according to the qualities that dominate it. 

[This is important.  The Real Self remains unaffected being ever free.  It is only the mind or intellect that is ignorant and bound].

Verse 341:  Therefore the aspirant must cease from thoughts
of the worldly life, and strive to become aware of the Truth of the
Self, which is the same as Brahman, by means of the quest of the

Arunachala Siva.