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« on: August 24, 2008, 03:55:46 PM »
The Chapter VIII continues....

Verse 36:-  (Objection):  Chidabhasa and the intellect enter the
body together.  (Reply): This is not so, for in the Aitreya Upanishad,
it is said that the Self enters the body by its own will apart from the

(The question of the intellect entering the body does not arise,
since mind, intellect, ego and mind stuff, are parts of the body,
and not a separate entity.  Aitreya Upanishad 1.3.11-12)

Verse 37:-  The Upanishad says that the Self (Atman) thought:
"This body with the organs cannot live without me", and so cleaving
the centre of the skull, it entered into the body and started
experiencing the changeable states, that is wakeful, dream and
and deep sleep etc.,

Verse 38:- (Objection): How can the associationless Kutastha
be said to animate the body by entering it?  (Reply): Then how
did It create the universe?  (Objection): Both the acts of creation
and entering the body are caused by Maya. (Reply):  Then,
they vanish too when Maya is destroyed.  It does not happen
in the case of Jivan muktas.

Verse 39:-  The Self becomes the ego identifying itself with the
body composed of the five elements.  And when the body perishes
once for all, the ego also perishes with it.  Thus said Yagnavalyaka
to Maitreyi.

(Brahadaranyaka Up.  4.5.13)

Verse 40:-  "This Self is not perishable"-- thus the Sruti
differentiates the Kutastha from everything else.  "The Self is
assocationless"  -- such statements sing the ever detached
state of Kutastha.

(Brahadaranyaka Up.  4.5.14, 4.3.15, and 4.4.22;)

Verse 41:-  The passage which says that the body dies and not
the Jiva does not mean that he is released, but only that he

(Chandogya Up. 6.11.3; Brahadaranyaka Up. 4.4.2-4;)

Jiva continues in trasnmigration but it perishes with the liberation
when the body perishes once for all.

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.