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Panchadasi - (114)
« on: August 25, 2008, 04:25:54 PM »
The Chapter XI continues....

Verse 33:-  (Objection):  Admitted, that there is the non dual
in deep sleep and that it is self revealing, what about the bliss
you spoke of?  (Reply):  When all misery is absent, that which
remain is Bliss.

(In sleep, there is neither joy nor misery.  The scriptures explain
this as here.  There is a Hindu wedding ceremony, which goes for
three days.  On the first day, after the joyful celebrations, the
relatives and friends, sleep in the wedding hall and during the
sleep, they do not have the joy.  If they keep the joyful thoughts,
they cannot sleep!  In the morning they resume their joy.Again in a house, where some one has died, and he has to be buried or
cremated next day, at night, people sleep and next morning,
they resume their breast-beating and crying.  If they keep the
miserable thoughts, they cannot sleep.)

Verse 34:-  In deep sleep, the blind are not blind, the wounded
are not wounded, and the ill no longer ill, say scriptures. All
people in the world too know this.

(See Chandogya Up. 8.4.2, 8.10.3; )

Verse 35:- (Objection):  The absence of misery does not
necessarily imply bliss, since objects like stone or clay are
not seen to experience either misery or happiness.  (Reply):
This is a false analogy.

Verse 36:-  One infers another's grief or joy only from the
face, melancholy or smiting, but in clay, this inference of grief
etc., from such indications is impossible.

(But Bhagavan said, not only human beings, even plants
have got feelings even though there is no face to express.
He forbid plucking of leaves and flowers from plants, and
asked devotees to take only the leaves and flowers, that
have fallen from the trees!)

Verse 37:-  Our happiness and misery, however, are not
to be known by inference, both their presence and absence
are directly experienced.

to be contd...

Arunachala Siva.