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Panchadasi - (90)
« on: August 24, 2008, 02:47:25 PM »
Verse 21:-  That consciousness which witnesses the interval
between the disappearance and the rise of successive Vrittis,
and the period when they do not exist, and which is itself
unmodifiable, and immutable is called Kutastha.

(Kutastha is unchanging like a 'kuta', the anvil of the blacksmith!)

Verse 22:-  As in the cognition of an external pot, there is
the play of two forms of consciousness -- the reflection of
consciousness which reveals the pot and secondly the Eternal
Consciousness w;ich reveals that the pot is known.

Verse 23:-  Unlike a pot, the intellect is neither an object of
cognition nor of non cognition.  For it cannot grasp itself,
no object can do so, so it cannot be cognized.  Since again,
it removes ignorance settled on objects, it cannot be said to be
non-cognized.  Because, if you know, what is produced,  you
know what produced it as well.

Verse 24:-  Since Chidabhasa, is a double consciousness, we
see it manifested and unmanifested.  Therfore, it cannot be
called immutable Kutasthta, whereas the other is Kutastha,
for it undergoes no such change ever.

To be contd...

Arunachala Siva.