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Panchadasi - (77)
« on: August 23, 2008, 03:57:07 PM »
The Chapter IV continues....

Verse 31:- So we see there are two kinds of objects,
the 'material' and the 'mental'.  The 'material' is the
object cognized by mind being modified, by the form of
the material object.  And the 'mental' is cognized by the
Witness-Consciousness, as the Jiva being affected by the
'material' coming in contact with the mind and evoking its
latent desire for enjoyment.

Verse 32:-  By the application of the double method of agreement
and difference, we come to the conclusion that it is the 'mental'
creation which causes bondage to the Jiva, for when these
'mental' objects are there, pleasure and pain are also there;
when they are not, there is no pleasure nor pain.

Verse 33:-  In dream, when external (material) objects
are absent, man is bound by the intellect  to pleasure
and pain, although outer objects are not perceived.  In
deep sleep, in a faint and in the lower Samadhi, (when the
mental functions are temporarily suspended), no pleasure
or pain is felt in spite of the proximity of outer objects.

( A Jivanmukta's faculty of perception continues but owing
to the cessation of the egoistic portion of the faculty of understanding
the percepts do not affect him by way of causing pleasure
or pain.   I feel, this has been written exactly as what Bhagavan
Ramana perceived the outerworld.  Once a lady arranged for
'bhiksha' or 'feeding' in the Ashram, and the lady arranged 32
different dishes, comprising of sweets, rice, snacks, side dishes,
seasonings, fruits, milk, curd etc.,  When all sat for lunch and
started eating each item with great relish, asking for second and
third helpings, Bhagavan, as usual, mixed everything into a single
lump and gulped!  When someone asked, why Bhagavan did not
eat each dish seperately and enjoyed each dish, He answered,
'where is the taste, where is the enjoyment?  The stomach has
to be filled up, that is all!)

Verse 34:-  A liar told a man whose son had gone to a far-off
country, that the boy was dead, although he(the boy) was still
alive.  The father believed him and was aggrieved.

Verse 35:-  If, on the other hand, his son had really died abroad,
but no news had reached him, he would have felt no grief.  This
shows that the real cause of a man's bondage is his own mental

(Bhagavan has narrated this story in 'Talks' as well as in'Day by Day'.)

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.