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Panchadasi - (82)
« on: August 23, 2008, 05:33:23 PM »
The Chapter IV continues....

Verse 62:-  One who has understood intellectually the nature
of secondless Brahman, and who is free from the defects of
intellect, practise the Japa of Pranava, (Aum) and thus control
the vagaries of the mind.

Verse 63:-  When the mental world is thus conquered,
modifications of the mind gradually cease, the mind keep
mum like a dumb person.  This method was variously explained
by Vasishta to Rama.

(Yoga Vasishtam)

Verse 64:-  With the direct knowledge of the unsubsantiality
of the phenomenal world arises the profound bliss of Nirvana.

(Yoga Vasishtam)

Verse 65:-  A steady and concentrated study of the scriptures
and discussion on the Truth with the teacher and other learned
persons, lead to the disappearance of the last vestiges of the
desires and passions in the highest state.

(Yoga Vasishtam 57.28 - Sthitiprakarana)

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.     


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Re: Panchadasi - (82)
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 05:49:20 PM »
Dear Subramanian-ji

I have found this version of Panchadasi. I would appreciate your opinion on same.

Swami Krishnananda
The Divine Life Society
Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India
(Internet Edition: For free distribution only)
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Oh Arunachala, blazing fire of Jnana, in my heart I pray and think of Thee from afar, root out the ego, merging me in the Self.


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Re: Panchadasi - (82)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 11:41:52 AM »
Dear non duel,  Thanks for the information.  I have not read
Divne Life Society's book.  Panchadasi is a standard advaitic
text, like Viveka Choodamani and there are many English
translations.  I have got a book from Sri Ramakrishna Math,
and the Math has got good translations of many such texts.
Going through the web, I have not tried.  Any book is okay,
but the RK Math's are the standard, for its faithful translation,
Sanskrit-English version, cross references from other books
and no printer's devils!

This reminds me a story of Sri Ramakrishna.  Someone asked
him, whether he had read Panchadasi.  The Guru Dev replied:
I do not know all these books. I do know only what my Mother
has told me!" (Gospel and Life and Teachings of SRK).

Arunachala Siva.