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ULLadu Narpadu - 152
« on: June 04, 2010, 10:30:14 AM »

Michael James continues:

That is, our mind or ego is a spurious entity, an impostor that poses
both as consciousness and as a body composed of inconscient matter.
It sees to come into existence and to endure only by grasping an
imaginary body as itself, and it feeds itself and flourishes by constantly attending to thoughts or imaginary objects.  If  we scrutinize
it closely, however, it disappears, having no form or real existence
of its own.

Bhagavan Ramana says this also in Verses 17 and 20 of Upadesa
Undiyar:-

When we scrutinize the form of our mind, without forgetfulness
[interruption caused either by sleep or by thinking other thoughts],
we will discover that there is not such thing as 'mind' [separate
from or other than our fundamental consciousness "I am".  For
everyone, this is direct path [the direct means to experience true
self knowledge].

In the place [the state of clear self knowledge], where "I" [our separate mind or spurious individual consciousness] merges [by thus scrutinizing its own form], the one [real being consciousness]
appears spontaenously as "I [am] I".  That itself is the whole,
the unlimited and undivided reality.

That is, when our mind or root thought "I" -- this mixed and
limited consciousness that feels 'I am the body' -- turns its attention inwards to scrutinize itself, it loses its grasp on imaginary body and all its other thoughts, and since it has no separate form of its own.  It subsides and disappears.  What then remains and is known in the absence of this spurious and limited consciousness " I am the body" is our one, non dual, real and unlimited consciousness "I am",
which experiences itself not as 'I am this' or 'I am that' but only
as "I am I."

When our adjunct bound consciousness that feels 'I am this'
or 'I am that' is a dual form of consciousness, our adjunct free
consciousness that feels only "I am I", is the non dual, undivided and infinite whole.  Since it is infinite, nothing can truly be separate from or other than it.  Anything that appears to be separate is merely a false appearance - an apparition or illusion, a figment
of our own imagination.  Hence our true adjunct free and therefore
non dual consciousness "I am I" is the sole truly existing reality -- the one and only Absolute Reality.

Bhagavan Ramana also expresses this same truth in Verse 2 of
Anma Viddai.

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With this, let us conclude comments on  Verse 24 of ULLadu
Narpadu.

Arunachala Siva.