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Panchadasi - (100)
« on: August 25, 2008, 11:37:57 AM »
The Chapter X, of Panchadasi, called  'Nataka Deepa',
The Lamp of the Theatre, describes the duality, bondage
and release.

Verse 1:-  Before the projection of the world the Supreme
Self, the secondless, all bliss and ever complete, alone
existed.  Through His Maya, He became the world, and
entered into it as the Jiva, the individual self.

(See Chandogya Up. 6.2.1; Brahadaranyaka Up. 3.9.34, 5.1.1.;
Svetasvatara Up. 4.10; Taittiriya Up. 2.7, 2.6;)

Verse 2:-  Entering the superior bodies like that of Vishnu,
He became the deities.  And remaining the inferior bodies
like that of men, He worhsips the deities!

Verse 3:-  Due to the practice of devotion in many lives,
the Jiva desires to reflect upon his nature.  When by enquiry
and reflection, Maya is negated, the Self alone remains.

(Devotion, 'bhakti' precedes wisdom, 'jnana'.  Bhagavan Sri
Ramana has also said, devotion is the mother of jnana.  See
Upadesa Saram also.)

Verse 4:-  The duality and misery of the secondless Slef, whose
nature is bliss, is called bondage.  Abiding in Its own nature is
said to be liberation.

(To curl up in the place from which you sprang up, is karma,
bhakti, yoga and jnana - Upadesa Saram of Bhagavan).

Verse 5:-  Bondage is caused by want of discrimination, and
is negated by discrimination.  Hence, one should discriminate
about the individual and Supreme Self.

(See Who am I?)

To be contd.

Arunachala Siva.