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ULLadu Narpadu - 183
« on: June 13, 2010, 01:59:43 PM »


Michael James continues in his comments:

To the extent that our mind is purified of its desires, to that extent
will the clarity of true discrimination or viveka arise within it.
Conversely, the more clearly we are able to discriminate, understand, and be truly convinced that happiness exists only within ourself and not in any other thing, the stronger will both our devotion and desirelessness become.  Thus the true discrimination of viveka enkindles in our mind true devotion or bhakti and true desirelessness or Vairagya, and the true devotion and desirelessness clarify our mind thereby increasing our power of discrimination.         

The most potent and effective means by which we can enkindle the clarity of true discrimination in our mind is to be constantly and deeply self attentive, because when we are self attentive we are focusing our attention on our consciousness of being, which is not
only the light that illumines our mind, but is also the infinite fullness and source of all clarity, knowledge or understanding.
When we are self attentive we are warding off all the thoughts that cloud and obscure the infinite clarity of being that always shines in our heart or innermost core.  Thus by self attentiveness we are opening our heart to the true grace of God, which is our natural clarity of perfect self consciousness, and which by its pure light
will enable us to discriminate, understand, and be truly and deeply convinced of the truth.

Thus the three inseparable qualities of Viveka, Bhakti and Vairagya are described by Bhagavan Ramana, in his phrase koornda mati,
in Verse 28.

By repeatedly and persistently practising the art of being self attentive, to whatever extent we can, we will gradually enkindle
within our mind the necessary clarity of true discrimination or Viveka, and thus cultivate a steadily increasing strength of true
love or bhakti and true desirelessness or Vairagya, which will in turn enable us to sink deeper into our naturally ever self conscious being.

Arunachala Siva.