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ULLadu Narpadu - 156
« on: June 04, 2010, 02:00:35 PM »

Apart from in Guru Vachaka Kovai, Muruganar covers the message of
Verse 25 of ULLadu Narpadu, in his many Padamalai verses also.
{All translations of both GVK and Padamalai verses are by David
Godman.}

Verse 440:  Neither in this world nor anywhere else does there exist
for you, a malevolent enemy like ego.

Verse 1136:  Enquire within and know the source of the ego so that
the ego departs and the expeirence of Atma Swarupam surges.

Verse 1229:  If you enquire within yourself and know the nature of
the powerful ego-ghost, then like the presumed best man, it will
run away and disappear.

Talks No. 612 describe:

Bhagavan:  In a Hindu marriage functions, the feasts continue
for five or six days.  A stranger was mistaken for the best man
by the bride's party and they therefore treated him with special
regard.  Seeing him treated with special regard by the bride's party,
the bride-groom's party considered him to be some man of importance related to the bride's party and therefore they too showed him special respect.  The stranger [who had come uninvited
only for some nice food], had altogether a happy time of it.  He
was also all alone aware of the real situation.  On one occasion,
the groom's party wanted to refer to him on some point.  They asked
him.  He scented trouble and made himself scarce.  So it is with the
ego.  If looked for, it disappears.  It not, it continues to give trouble.

Bhagavan also explains this ego in Talks No. 146:

Reality is simply the loss of the ego.  Destroy the ego by seeking
its identity.  Because the ego is no entity, it will automatically
vanish and reality will shine forth by itself.  This is the direct method.  Whereas all other methods are done, only retaining the
ego.  In those paths there arise so many doubts and the eternal question remains to be tackled finally.  But in this method, the final question is the only one and it is raised from the very beginning.
No sadhanas are necessary for engaging in this quest. 

There is no greater mystery than this - viz., ourselves being the
reality we seek to gain reality.  We think that there is something hiding our reality and that it must be destroyed before the reality
is gained.  It is ridiculous.  A day will dawn when you will yourself
laugh at your past efforts.  That which will be on the day you laugh is also here and now.

Verse 718:  Like an onion, the ego-appearance is an unreal thing
that consists of a combination [of many tattvas].  When enquired
into, it will be found to have no swarupam.

[When every layer of an onion has been peeled away, there is no
onion left. Swarupam here means 'ever present and inseparable
nature.'

Verse 2214:  As long as the ego exists, how can one see, with a
ramifying mind, the truth of oneself?   

Arunachala Siva.