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Ramana Maharshi About Jivatma And Paramatma
« on: June 02, 2010, 12:56:38 PM »
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Devotee: “The illumination plus mind is jivatma and the illumination alone is paramatma; is that right?”

Bhagavan assented and then pointed to his towel and said,

“We call this a white cloth, but the cloth and its whiteness cannot be separated, and it is the same with the illumination and the mind that unite to form the ego.”

The lamp in the theatre is the Parabrahman or the illumination, as you put it. It illumines itself and the stage and actors. We see the stage and the actors by its light, but its light still continues when there is no more play.

Another illustration is an iron rod that is compared to the mind. Fire joins it and it becomes red-hot. It glows and can burn things,like fire, but still it has a definite shape, unlike fire. If we hammer it, it is the rod that receives the blows, not the fire.The rod is the jivatma and the fire the Self or Paramatma.”


Source: DAY BY DAY WITH BHAGAVAN From the Diary of A. DEVARAJA MUDALIAR


Subramanian.R

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Re: Ramana Maharshi About Jivatma And Paramatma
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:05:08 AM »

Bhagavan Ramana has also said that the Jivatma or the separate
"individual I" or the ego that we see in each person, is just a
reflection of the one original "I", the Reality, that exists in the
innermost depth of each one of us, just as the bright light that we see in each fragment of a broken mirror lying on the ground, is only
the reflection of the one sun shining brightly in the sky.

Michael James mentions these similes in his comments on ULLadu
Narpadu, Verse 24.

Arunachala Siva.