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ULLadu Narpadu - 190
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:29:55 AM »

Muruganar continues in his Guru Vachaka Kovai, in some more verses, about the mind, ego and the vichara:

Verse 914:  The mind constantly speeds around, without remaining
fixed in one place, [thus] putting even the wind to shame.  You
should destroy hat mind in such a way that it remains still without
objective consciousness, like a completely crippled man, who remains
totally paralyzed, incapable of the slightest movement.  This, in
truth, is the means for you to attain immortality.

Muruganar adds here:-  The samsara of birth and death is, in truth,
only for the mind, not for the Self.  If therefore, instead of moving,
along with the mind by identifying with it, you separate from it,
make it different from yourself and then destroy it, your truth,
the immortal state, will become clearly known.

Verse 915: Desire, aversion and ignorance, grow like weeds. Digging them up, even before they sprout, and keeping the mind restrained
and still like a vast ocean that does not become agitated by rising
up before the force of the wind - this is Jnana.

Verse 916: When the mind does not stir, however slightly by operating through any of he senses, a movement that leaves one open to the onslaught of sorrow, and when it remains subsided and still, like a rough sea that has become totally calm and motionless - this is Jnana.

Verse 917:  Just as the bright sun cannot be seen in a sky that is covered with a thick layer of cloud, it is impossible to see one's own
Swarupam in the mind-space in which the darkness inducing thought layers are thick.

Verse 918:  Know without any doubt that the turbulence of the mind
is the delusion of samsara, that evil and cruel misery.  Therefore, he who has destroyed the mind will reside as the king on the back of an elephant of distilled Jnana.

Muruganar adds here: Because the root of misery of birth and death
is the movement of the mind, thought itself is bondage.  In the very moment that thoughts are destroyed, one's Self nature shines.  He whose mind has died has therefore been extolled metaphorically as a king who ride the elephant of Jnana.

Verse 919:  Mouna Samadhi, the clarity of peace devoid of the agitation of the mind, is the means for liberation.  By focused effort attain it, and by abiding as the peaceful being-consciousness that his heart-clarity destroy the illusory agitation of the mind.

Verse 920:  The ego will not die by any means other than Self
attention.  Similarly, the misery-filled world appearance, which is seen like a dream, will not be destroyed by any means other than
the total destruction of the mind.

Muruganar adds here:  The complete destruction of the false,
illusory, body-ego will not be possible except through the knowledge of Reality, the undivided consciousness, the Atma
Swarupam that abides as the substratum of everything.  Similarly,
since the world is wholly mind [mano maya], except by the destruction of the mind, the world concept will not cease.

Arunachala Siva.