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Panchadasi - (83)
« on: August 23, 2008, 05:56:16 PM »
The Chapter IV continues...

Verse 66:-  If sometimes, owing to actions performed in previous
births the mind of a reflective man is distracted by desire, then
it may be brought back to a peaceful state, by the constant
practice of spiritual meditations.

Verse 67:-  That manwhose mind is not subject to distraction
is not merely a knower of Brahman, but Brahman Itself -- so
declare the sages versed in the scriptures of Vedanta.

Verse 68:- One whose mind does no longer dwell on whether
he knows Brahman or not but who remains identified with  Pure
Consciousness  or knowledge, is not merely a knower of Brahman
but Brahman Itself.

(Muktika Upanishad 2.64 ; Yoga Vasishtam.)

Verse 69:-  This liberation in life is the final step attained by
sublating or removing the mental creations of the Jiva, projected
on the world of Isvara.  So in this chapter, we have described
how the duality created by the Jiva differs from that created
by Isvara.

Concluded.

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Panchadasi - (83)
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 09:10:18 PM »
The Chapter IV continues...

Verse 66:-  If sometimes, owing to actions performed in previous
births the mind of a reflective man is distracted by desire, then
it may be brought back to a peaceful state, by the constant
practice of spiritual meditations.

Verse 67:-  That manwhose mind is not subject to distraction
is not merely a knower of Brahman, but Brahman Itself -- so
declare the sages versed in the scriptures of Vedanta.

Verse 68:- One whose mind does no longer dwell on whether
he knows Brahman or not but who remains identified with  Pure
Consciousness  or knowledge, is not merely a knower of Brahman
but Brahman Itself.

(Muktika Upanishad 2.64 ; Yoga Vasishtam.)

Verse 69:-  This liberation in life is the final step attained by
sublating or removing the mental creations of the Jiva, projected
on the world of Isvara.  So in this chapter, we have described
how the duality created by the Jiva differs from that created
by Isvara.

Concluded.

Arunachala Siva.       

Dear sir,

Please post some interesting small stories told by Sri Bhagvan which will inspire the forum members and like me people, as I am interested in small stories, as it is easy, interesting and giving practical message  to follow. As how they faced the problem and how they are rescued or get out of the problem.

siva siva
KANNAN MEERA SANKAR

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Re: Panchadasi - (83)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 11:51:03 AM »
Dear Sankar, I have been giving some stories of Bhagavan's
life in my posts.  Today,  I have said about the 'halo' around
His head.  Yesterday, I wrote about lunar eclipse story.  Earlier,
I wrote about Rangan being presented with a sandal wood
walking stick by Bhagavan.  One more story, now for you.

Once a well read Nepali fuedal landlord came to see Bhagavan
with his servant, who was an illeterate.  When he arrived,
it was mid afternoon and Bhagavan was resting.  So, the landlord
prepared a large question sheet and rehearsing his answers and
was ready to confront Bhagavan.  He asked his servant to go and
check up whether Bhagavan has resumed His evening sitting,
after rest.  The servant went there and came back after sometime,
and told the landlord, ALL THE ANSWERS for his question paper,
and the landlord was dumbfounded.  He rushed to Bhagavan,
prostrated to Him and said that his servant was more lucky to
get the answers first.  Everyone laughed and then said, "Bhagavan
did not speak to your servant anything!  He simply looked intently
at the servant, when the latter cried and prostrated and went back.
This is the Power of the Silence and the Presence!  Bhagavan used
to say:  Silence in the uninterruped speech. (Maharshi's Gospel).

Arunachala Siva.       

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SILENCE IS UNINTERRUPTED SPEECH
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 07:53:30 PM »
DEAR SIR,

THATS RIGHT SILENCE IS THE UNINTERRUPTED SPEECH.

PLEASE POST THE STORY OF KANNAPPA NAYANAR AS IT MIGHT BE SUITABLE EXAMPLE OF SURRENDER AND DEVOTION.

SIVA SIVA
KANNAN MEERA SANKAR

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Re: Panchadasi - (83)
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 09:37:46 AM »
Dear Sankar and others,  Hunter Kannappa did not know
anything excepting giving some water, flowers and meat piece to
Siva, in the temple at Kaalahasti.  One day, when the Brahmin
priest was annoyed about this sacrilege and wanted to see
who is committing this act of sin, he decided to stay in a corner
and wanted to observe.  Kannappa came, found blood gushing
of one of Siva's eyes, and without thinking anything else,
pierced out one of his eyes, and fixed it on Siva.  Then, came
the real test.  Blood was coming out of the other eye of Siva.
Kannappa decided to give his another eye too.  But how to
pierce it and place it, because with two eyes gone, he would
be blind and cannot find Siva's idol to place the eye in the
right place.  So he held his foot on the eye of Siva, for knowing
the correct place and went ahead to pierce his other eye.
Then Siva appeared and granted the hunter the salvation.

Kannappa became Kannappa Nayanar, one of the 63 great
saints of Siva.  Their glories are sung in Periya Puranam,
an epic by the poet Sekkizhar, in Tamil.

Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 09:46:54 PM »
DEAR SIR,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

WHAT A GREAT SACRIFICE HE HAS DONE WITH PURE HEART AND HE GOT IMMEDIATE SALVATION.

FROM HERE I LEARN PURITY OF HEART (COMES ONLY WITH EGOLESSNESS) PLAYS A VERY VITAL ROLE IN SPIRITUALITY TO GET SALVATION AT THE SHORTEST AND FAST WAY WITH THE ENQUIRY AS WELL.

PLEASE POST STORY OF BILINI A DEVOTEE OF SRI RAMA

THANKS

SIVA SIVA
KANNAN MEERA SANKAR

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Re: Panchadasi - (83)
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 10:05:36 PM »
Dear sankar,
                The best example that purity of heart alone is enough for realisation is "cow lakshmi".
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Re: Panchadasi - (83)
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 10:53:29 AM »
Dear Raju,  Yes.  Purity of mind, which denotes egoless state,
makes us to stay in the Self.  Bhagavan, in the case of Mother
Azahgmmal, held His right hand on her chest and the left hand
on her head, till she attained Nirvana.  Even during last few
seconds, her mind experienced a few future births, and then
it resolves into the Self.  In the case of Cow Lakshmi, she had
no 'vasanas' towards her end.  Hence, Bhagavan left her, even
a few hours before her liberation and to enable her go through
the process of completing her breath and subside into the Self.

Viswanatha Swami's "108 Holy Names of Sri Bhagavan" has got
a name - Om Matru Mukti Vidhaagaya Namaha", which means
 O Who gave liberation to Mother.  It also denotes the liberation
of Cow Lakshmi, whom  Bhagavan called Amma, Matru.

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Panchadasi - (83)
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 10:55:58 AM »
Dear Sankar,  Thank you.  Every story of 63 saints have a
common message:  Purity of mind liberates.  Here purity of
mind, denotes killing of mind, mano nasa, as Bhagavan said.

Arunachala Siva.