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« on: August 23, 2008, 04:28:30 PM »
The Chapter IV continues....

Verse 47:-  " A wise man, having experienced Brahman
as his Self, should keep his higher intutive faculty (Prajna),
united with Brahman.  He should not oppress his mind with
many words for they are a mere waste of energy."

(Words are pain of the tongue after realization. Sri Ramakrishna,
said, "After removing the thorn on your sole with another thorn,
you have to throw away both the thorns."

Brahadaranyaka Up. 4.4.21
Viveka Choodamani 321-325)

Verse 49:-  The duality of the mental creation of man which
is not in conformity with the scriptures, is of two kinds,
violent and dull.  That which gives rise to lust, anger and
other passions is called violent and that which gives rise to
day-dreams is called dull.

Verse 50:-  Before starting the study into the nature of Brahman,
it is necessary to give up both.  For, mental poise and
concentration, are the two pre-requisites for the study of
Brahman, so say the Sruti.

Verse 51:-  In order to achieve, and to be established in,
the state of liberation, these two must be given up.  One
who is subject to the urges of lust and other passions is
unfit for liberation in life.

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.