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ULLadu Narpadu - 126
« on: May 23, 2010, 06:42:01 PM »

About the message conveyed in the Verse 21 of ULLadu Narpadu,
Michael James has to say the following: (abridged)

Since we superimpose such limiting adjuncts not only upon ourself
but also upon god, we experience a feeling of adjuncts both with
respect to ourself and with respect to God. However, since our
experience of adjuncts that distinguish us from God, is created only
by our own power of imagination and not by God, all these distinguishing adjuncts exists only in the outlook of our mind and
not in the outlook of God, who is in reality only our own true self
conscious being, our being that knows only itself. 

Therefore, in order to know God as he really is, all we need do is
to eradicate our own illusory sense of adjuncts.  When we thus
cease to identify ourself with any adjuncts, we will no longer imagine God as having any adjuncts, but will discover him to be
nothing other than our own true and essential self conscious
being.  Bhagavan Ramana says the same in Verse 25 of Upadesa
Undiyar also.

Thus he state in which we know ourself as we really are, and in
which we thereby know God as our own Self, is the state in which
our mind has been entirely consumed in the absolute clarity of the true self knowledge.  Bhagavan Ramana says the same in ULLadu
Narpadu, Verse 21. 

Our mind can only know things other than itself, because if it
turns its attention selfwards to know itself, it will subsid and
drown in its own essential self conscious being.  When it truly
knows itself, or rather, when we truly know ourself, we will cease
to be the mind or object-knowing consciousness that we now imagine ourself to be, and will remain instead in our natural state
as our own non dual consciousness of being.

Knowing or seeing, when understood from the distorted perspective
of our mind, means experiencing duality - a separation between
the consciousness that knows and the object that is known.  Therefore, since we are one, we cannot know or see ourself as
an object.  Since it is not possible for us to see ourself as an object, how is it possible for us to see God as an object?  That is,
seeing God is the reality of oneself, we cannot see him as an object anymore than we can see ourself as an object.  That is, in other
words, we must cease to be this object knowing mind, and must
instead remain as our natural non dual consciousness of our own
Being, our true and essential self consciousness, "I am".  Therefore Bhagavan Ramana concludes, oon aadal kaaN, that means, becoming food is seeing.  That is, we can see God only when we are wholly consumed by him, thereby becoming one with the infinite
self conscious being that is the absolute reality of both himself and ourself.

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With this, let us conclude the comments on Verse 21 of ULLadu
Narpadu.

Arunachala Siva.