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ULLadu Narpadu - 175
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:58:58 PM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma covers the message of Verse 27 of ULLadu
Narpadu in a few of his verses in Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad:

Verse 402:  The man who has not experienced his own Real Self,
thinking 'I am this body' sees himself as I, the first person of the
grammar, sees another person whom he calls as 'you' and in another
body sees a third person as 'he'.

Verse 403:  These three distinct persons are not real.  Because they
are seen because of the false notion 'I am a body' these distinctions
appear real.  When the ego [soul] is lost as the result of the quest
of the Real Self, then only that Self, who is only Consciousness will shine.

Verse 404:  To one who thinks of himself as a soul [or a body]
a plurality of souls will appear.  But to the Sage who is freed from
this ignorance, no soul will appear.

Verse 407:  One believes in the plurality of selves by believing
that the soul is the Real Self.  But he does not know the Real
Self [by experience], being misled by his belief in multiplicity.

Verse 408:  As in the waters in separate vessels there appear
many different images of the one moon, so in the minds, within
bodies there appear many souls, which are only reflected images
of the One Real Self.

Verse 409:  As the real moon is only one, so the Real Self is only One.  As there are many reflections of the moon, so there are seen a great many souls.

Verse 410: As, when one reflected image of the moon is lost, the other images go on appearing as before, so when one pseudo-
consciousness [a soul] dies, the others continue to appear as
before, though unreal.

Verse 469: The difference between the bondage and deliverance,
has been shown [thus] by sages in accordance with their own
experience:  "The bound one suffers from the arising of the ego-
sense.  The ego-sense does not arise in the case of the one that is free. 

Verse 470: Though the great being, the Self is ever present,
dearly beloved and of great effulgence, it is as if His effulgence,
is dimmed by the evil one, the Ego, so that He does not shine sufficiently, so as to be recognized.

Verse 471:  Ignorance consists in the awareness which consists in the experience 'I am the body'.  How can this experiential awareness be just brought to end once for all, without the experience awareness, "I am the Pure Consciousness?"

Verse 472:  The thought that arises in the form, 'I am the body', is itself the form in which the individual soul has experience.  The aspirant must seek the source where from it arises, after separating from it the fraction of it which is real.

Verse 483:  Always and everywhere there are doorways for getting as the question 'Who am I?'.  By any one of these the seeker must again and again engage the mind in this quest.

Arunachala Siva.