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DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE PATH OF REALISATION
« on: August 24, 2008, 06:40:02 AM »
DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE PATH OF REALISATION

DEAR MEMBERS,

AS WE ALL KNOW THE METHOD OF SELF ENQUIRY IS THE MEANS OF MEDITATION FOR US WHICH IS EASY AND UNCOMPLICATED.


BUDDHA’S ENLIGHTENMENT

There he remained, emphasizing a meditation called “space-like concentration on the Siddhartha then made his way to a place near Bodh Gaya in India, where he found a suitable site for meditation Dharmakaya” in which he focused single-pointedly on the ultimate nature of all phenomena.

After training in this meditation for six years he realized that he was very close to attaining full enlightenment, and so he walked to Bodh Gaya where, on the full moon day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar, he seated himself beneath the Bodhi Tree in the meditation posture and vowed not to rise from meditation until he had attained perfect enlightenment. With this determination he entered the space-like concentration on the Dharmakaya.

As dusk fell, Devaputra Mara, the chief of all the demons, or maras, in this world, tried to disturb Siddhartha’s concentration by conjuring up many fearful apparitions. He manifested hosts of terrifying demons, some throwing spears, some firing arrows, some trying to burn him with fire, and some hurling boulders and even mountains at him.

Through the force of his concentration, the weapons, rocks, and mountains appeared to him as a rain of fragrant flowers, and the raging fires became like offerings of rainbow lights.

Seeing that Siddhartha could not be frightened into abandoning his meditation, Devaputra Mara tried instead to distract him by manifesting countless beautiful women, but Siddhartha responded by developing even deeper concentration.

In this way he triumphed over all the demons of this world, which is why he subsequently became known as a “Conqueror Buddha.” Siddhartha then continued with his meditation until dawn, when he attained the varja-like concentration. With this concentration, which is the very last mind of a limited being, he removed the final veils of ignorance from his mind and in the next moment became a Buddha, a fully enlightened being.

THINK OF SRI BHAGVANS DIFFICULTIES

From the above we can understand how difficult it is, though we do enquire we will face so many obstacles in the process.

Let us think how much difficulties Sri Bhagvan underwent

How much sufferrings he must have undergone during his earlier days just with loin cloth, no money, no food, no room.

Torture by the youths of his age, stone pelting by them.

How he slept, what he ate.

HE REMAINED IN SELF WITHOUT ANY DOUBT FOR QUITE LONG PERIOD TO BECOME JEEVAN MUKTHA.
DURING THAT PERIOD HE TOO UNDERWENT LOT OF TROUBLES.
AS A AVATARS THEY UNDERWENT SO MUCH TROUBLES MEANS HOW CAN WE ESCAPE FROM IT.
ALL THE SAINTS AS TO UNDERGO THE SAME KIND OF PATH IN ONE WAY OR OTHER.
WE OUGHT TO FACE THE DIFFICUTIES WITH COURAGE AND DEVOTION

HE IS VERY TRUTHFUL
HE IS VERY HONEST
HE IS VERY SIMPLE
HE IS VERY HUMBLE
HE IS EGOLESS
HE IS DOUBTLESS
HE IS MERCIFUL
HE IS HARMLESS
HE  IS OCEAN OF LOVE
HE IS COMPASSIONATE
HE IS DETACHED FROM ALL STILL ATTACHED WITH EVERYTHING.
HE IS VERY SILENCE WITH EVERSHINING LIGHT
HE IS SPEECHLESS YET SPEAKING

He once said " I KNOW THE PAIN OF HUNGER" as I used to go without food some days.
So he fed everyone who came to him and appeased the hunger of everyone.

SIVA SIVA RAMANA SIVA


« Last Edit: August 24, 2008, 06:57:50 AM by SANKAR »
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Re: DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE PATH OF REALISATION
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 10:17:15 AM »
Dear sanker,
                 Both of them are so self absorbed,the difficulties you have mentioned cannot affect their poise in self.
Instead of thinking what might happen to us also if we persue spiritual discipline better we utilise the present moment for self-enquiry without distraction.
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Re: DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE PATH OF REALISATION
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 11:24:09 AM »
Dear Sankar and Raju,  Both the Buddha and Bhagavan attained
self-realization.  But there are differences.  First, Bhagavan attained
the Self Realization in Madurai house itself.  He is a Jivan Mukta,
from that time.  He did not become a Jivan Mukta, after he came
to Tiuvannamalai.  Buddha, became enlightene, after facing the
demons and difficulties, and after that only he became self realized.
They say, Buddha became enlightened at the age of 80, whereas
in Bhagavan's case iit was in His 16th year.  Second,  Bhagavan had
difficulties for food, codpiece, etc., and had some opposistion from the bogus  sadhus in the Hill.  He did not have any problem with demons or
devils.

An interesting story in this context.  A yogi, who could visualise
the 'halo' around Jnanis, came to Bhagavan and said:  The Buddha's
halo was around 800 metres long on both sides of his head.  Sri
Aurobindo had it for about 200 metres, but Bhagavan had a 'halo'
which stretched miles and miles on both sides.  Bhagavan said to
him:  Why are you bothered about other Jnanis' 'halo'.  Try to
measure your 'halo'!

Arunachala Siva.