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ULLadu Narpadu - 128
« on: May 24, 2010, 12:13:27 PM »

T.R. Kanakammal, continues:

Any effort of the mind to know the Atman, which illumines the inert
mind with intelligence and shines within it, is itself the great obstacle to remain as Atman - the Consciousness.  As long as the mind assumes an independent existence, and indulges in activities, the
state of non difference will not be gained.  Merging and becoming one with Atman, with non difference, without remaining as 'other' than
"That" is to be truly aware of the Atman.  Unless and until the activities of the mind cease, the state of fullness is not possible.
In the no-mind (devoid of madhi) state, the form of Pathi, the
Lord shines unceasingly.  Pathi shines when there is no madhi.

(Bhagavan Ramana says in Who am I?, in a slightly different fashion to Sivaprakasam Pillai.  He says:  "If the world appears,
the Swarupam will not appear.  When the Swarupam shines, the
world disappears.")

Therefore one must turn within, gathering the scattered thoughts
of an outgoing and distracted mind and inquire as to where does one's light of intelligence proceed from.  Merging the mind firmly
in the Light and Source that supports it is "knowing It".  The sharpness of the intellect is the gift of the Atman.  Consciousness,
the cause of all causes, is subtler than subtlety itself, says Upanishads.  How can the mind, devoid of light of its own, inert
by nature, which cannot even be aware of itself, measure or estimate the One who bestows it with light and intelligence?
And by what measure of intelligence?  At best it will be like a ray
of sunlight trying to gauge the brightness of the sun.  Instead of raising its head with the notion of being an independent entity,
for the mind to lose itself in its Source, the Lord is 'knowing'

Atman subtler than the subtle, is in the very substance of the mind
that searches for It.  Thus to know It is to be It.  That is why the
Upanishads say:  "The knower of Brahman is himself Brahman."

Bhagavan Ramana says in Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Maalai,
Verse 57:

"When will the waves of thought (in my mind) end, so that I may
reach You, Arunachala, subtle, ethereal being?"

Again Bhagavan Ramana says in Verse 101, where the dissolution
of the mind is described:

"As snow in water melts, let me dissolve as love in you, who is
Love, O Arunachala!"


The experience of merging with the Self, by a Brahma Jnani
can it be described to others?  Never.  It is like olden days,
when a pious housewife is asked, "What is your husband's name?"
she will not answer.  She will hang her head and simply smile.

Bhagavan Ramana explains in Verse 5 of Sri Arunachala Padigam:

Master, You brought me here by stealth, and have till this day kept me at your Feet.  And Master, when people ask me 'What is You     
nature?', you make me stand head hung down speechless, like a
statue.  Master, find some way of ending this weakness, let me
no longer struggle like a deer caught in a net.  What is your
intention, Master Arunachala?  But who am I to understand You?


Tirumoolar says in his Tirumandiram:

KaNdavar viNdilar
ViNadava kaNdilar.

Those who have see do not describe.
Those who describe have not seen!


Arunachala Siva.