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ULLadu Narpadu - 169
« on: June 10, 2010, 10:58:44 AM »

Let us now see the Verse 27 of ULLadu Narpadu.  The verses
27, 28, and 29 delineate or characteristics of ULLadu or Vastu -
Atman.  These three are called the Hrudaya Sthanam or Heart
Centre of the whole work.  The Verse 27 besides indicating the
Vastu Lakshana, provides a technique for reaching it. 

Bhagavan's Tamil Version:-

Naan udiayadu uLLa nilai naam adhuvai uLLa nilai
Naan udikkum taanamadhai naadaamal - naanudiyat
Tannizhappai charvadevan chaaraamar taan aduvaam
Tannilaiyil nirpadu evan chaatru.

Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri's Sanskrit Version:-

Satyaa sthitir naaham udeti yatra
tacchodaya sthaana gavesanena |
vinaa na nasyed yadi tan na nasyet
svaatmaikya roopa katham astu nishtaa. ||

Sri Lakshmana Sarma's Sanskrit Version:-

Tatra syaama hi tadvayam bhavati no yatrodayo'hankrteh
Chetastu pravisedahanjanibhuvam no chedahantaa katham |
Niyetaapunarudbhavaam mrtimiyam nitaa tathaa'ntam na chet
Sadhya nassahajaa sthitih kathamasau yasyaam vayam tat svayami ||


The pure state where "I" [the ego self] with 'I am the body' sense
does not arise is the state where we are 'That' - the form of Atman.  Without seeking and enquiring to know the place where
"I" rises from, how can one gain the state of non-rising of the ego - the extinction of the ego?  Without accomplishing extinction of the ego, how can one abide firmly in one's own true form.  Tell me.

As long as the ego exists, it will prompt us to become something
or the other.  Only when I am unfulfilled in my present state, do
I want to become something.  when I say I want to be good or happy, it shows that presently I am neither.  But remaining as
the limited ego, can I ever be truly content?  The sastras say -
Na alpa sukham asti: there can never be happiness in finitude, says Chandogya Upanishad, VII.xxiii.1.  Only when the ego goes, never
to become back, will I be in my true state of being.

This state, it should be understood, is not merely the peace of
mind in concentration or the thoughtless state of meditation of a
yogi.  The egoless state, of the nature of oneness with the Self,
is a permanent state, whereas others are not.

Arunachala Siva.