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ULLadu Narpadu - 149
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:36:00 AM »

Muruganar covers in some more verses of Guru Vachaka Kovai,
about ULLadu Narpadu, Verse 24:-

Verse 942:  When the mind is not gnawed at by the suffering it
encounters, and when it does not in the least rejoice in pleasure,
remaining the same, indifferent and calm -- such a nature bears
the illustrious mark of granthi--bheda.  (cutting of the knot).

Verse 943:  Not brooding over what has happened in the past,
not dreaming about what is to be attained in the future, remaining
a mere witness even to the happenings that unfold in the present,
and rejoicing in unassailable peace, -- this is the excellence of the
state of granthi-bheda [cutting of the knot].

Verse 944:  Whatever thought may associate with you, it cannot
do so without the Self, which is indispensable, for it.  Therefore,
not to experience forgetfulness of the Self, saying, "Alas, the state of the Self slipped away [from me] for a while" is also a mark of granthi bheda [cutting of the knot].

Verse 945:  Whatever experiences are gained by whatever beings
from whatever objects in whatever places, if they are inquired into
they [the experiencess] will all be known to be really fractions of
the experiences of the Self. 

Muruganar adds here:  Bhagavan"  If they are inquired into
and known, [it will be discovered that] the innumerable feelings
and emotions are not in the least separate from the Shanta-rasa
[the peaceful taste] of the Self.  (Pada Maalai  Verse 1967).

Verse 946:  The river flood carries along with it any creature that
is caught in it, finally drowning it in the sea.  Similarly, the flood of he experience of Brahman, the Self carries along with it the Jiva
bodha [individual-consciousness] that rises, appearing to be an independent entity, without allowing it even to raise its head and think of that [Brahman] experience with its mind.  Finally, [the flood] drowns it completely in the ocean of the Heart in such a way that it can never rise again.  Because the mind that enjoys bliss is destroyed in the flood of the experience of the Self, the Atma Swarupam, completely transcends bliss [Anandatita].  It is merely described as 'the form of bliss', in practical world, that is wholly

Muruganar adds here:  Since the Self is not experienced through
the mind, it is not proper to term the Self as 'the form of ananda'.
It should be termed 'anandatita' [transcending the Ananda].

Verse 948: The injunction of the Vedas, "You should do these
[karmas]" has no validity in the case of a true Jnani in whom the
sense of doership, which spreads in the darkness of ignorance, has
perished.  You should know that the statements regarding the joint role of karma and jnana [Jnana karma samuchaya] are only for the purpose of protecting Vedic dharmas.

Upadesa Manjari, Chapter II. Question 30:-

Question:  Does a Sadhaka lose anything by not observing the rules
of caste and orders of life?

Bhagavan:  As the practice of [anushtana] of knowledge is the
supreme end of all other practices, there is no rule that one who
remains in any one order of life and constantly acquires knowledge
is bound to follow the rules laid down for that order of life.  If he
follows the rules of caste and order of life, he does so for the good
of the world.  He does not derive any benefit by observing the rules.
Nor does he lose anything by not observing them.

David Godman adds here:

The following verse comes from the Chapter on Gorakkar in
Prabhu Linga Leelai, a verse biography of Allama Prabhu, a famous Kannada Veera Saiva Saint:

Bhagavan Ramana frequently referred to this chapter, and the version of the story is narrated in Crumbs From His Table,
closely follows the original text of the poem:

In accordance with the injunction
solemnly enjoined upon us,
by the Vedas and all the other holy books,
that a guru and teacher should always
engage in the performance of good works,
he who has the ability to subdue the power
of the fetter [of bondage] in the aspirant, the mature seeker,
should only abandon the performance of good deeds
when his body dies, and not before.

Tayumanavar in his poem Udal Poyyuravu, [The false relationship
of the body] Verse 47:-

Can a full pot take any more water?
What more will they strive for,
those who have already definitely realized
the true state of divine silence?

Divine silence is equvalent to Suddha Mounam.  This is also
the same as Anandatita and Turiyatita.

Arunachala Siva.