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Subramanian.R

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 05:06:18 PM »

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Yes.  One cannot totally ignore the body as Bhagavan Ramana did
during His stay in Patala Lingam days.  One should take care of the
body to the extent necessary to keep one fit for Atma Sadhana.  Bhagavan Ramana Himself went for circumambulation of the Hill
for many years, which incidentally was also a walking exercise.  He
also told devotees to circumambulate the Hill.  Bhagavan Ramana also took herbal medicines, had His spectacles fixed, had His tooth
pulled out etc.,  Even during the terminal illness, He took a variety of medicines, not for His cure, but for the devotees' wish. He knew
that the food has been eaten and the leaf has to be thrown out.

The idea behind the said verse, is that one cannot attain the Self
only through body care and without Atma Sadhana.  Bhagavan
Ramana used to quote stories of many siddhas who wanted to live long and this was for more siddhi magics than self realization.
Long living life alone is not a prescription for Self realization.


Arunachala Siva.   

ramana_maharshi

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 05:48:29 PM »
Dear Udai garu,

Can you tell me is there any online Yoga Vasishta text available to read please?

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2010, 05:57:02 PM »
Dear Prasanth ji,


You can get Yoga Vasishta book from Rama krishna mission's publication.



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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2010, 06:42:15 PM »
Thanks a lot for this information ramanaduli garu and udai garu.

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2010, 06:54:24 PM »
The following Yogavasishtha book is available from Chennai Ramakrishna Math which can be purchased online:

The philosophical verses of Yogavasishtha - Swami Bhaskarananda.
This contains Sanskrit text, English translation and commentary.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2010, 07:23:33 PM »
Dear Udai ji,

Thank you very much for explaining "Yoga Vasishta" very nicely in simple way. It seems atma vidya is adhi sulabham as Bhagavan also said.

the body is jadam. It cannot experience any thing.
The consiousness is like a space outside which is inside only having thoughts.
Thoughts are created by vasanas and creates aham virthi. This ahamkara is created by the continuation of thoughts like a motion filim as you said in reply no.26.
Now who is witnessing all these drama. Is this unconcerned consiousness. i.e. "Self" or true "I"



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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2010, 08:03:50 PM »
From the fuller expanse of the Self rises the aham to ask the question: "Who witnesses all this?"
Such is the Leela of God. When devotion rises, the spike of aham asks no more questions but wants to drown inside the fuller expanse of the Self again. The fuller expanse of the Self has gallons and gallons of wine of Brahman. One bottle is sufficent to get drunk and lose oneself.

Sri Ramakrishna said: After a few drinks at a tavern, do I care to Know how many gallons of wine are stored there? One bottle is enough for me.

All the Leela's of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Devi Parvati, Devi Lakshmi, Devi Sarasawati, Sri Ganesha, Sri Subhramanyam, Sri Krishna's Leelas, Sri Rama's Leelas and others which has generated so much overflowing devotions for centuries and centuries are all contained in the Self. Who can fathom the depth and the glory of the Self? One bottle is enough to lose oneself.
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2010, 09:44:00 PM »
Dear Silentgreen ji,


Yes. When the question arises, it shows still the questioner is alive. Bhagavan says to find out the questioner. If the questioner is not there everything ends itself. 



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Subramanian.R

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2010, 10:21:50 AM »


Dear everyone,

The standard edition of Yoga Vasishta is from Samata Books,
Chennai, written by Samvid.  This Samvid has also written
Sri Ramana Gita, in Sanskrit and English.  Samvid's Yoga Vasishta
is available in Sanskrit - English prose translation.  There is one
Yoga Vasishta stories in Tamizh published by Narmada Publications.  Only stories with some import of these stories given
in brief. 


Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Yoga Vasishta
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2010, 01:06:58 PM »
thanks Subramanian garu for this information.