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Part19 - Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad By Lakshman Sarma
« on: August 19, 2010, 12:58:21 PM »
The imperfections that beset life in samsara are transcended. It is shown in the supreme state reached by the sages.

559 For the sage who dwells in the state of non-duality, fear and desire do not arise as they do in an ignorant one. Desire and fear are unavoidable for those who are deluded by seeing differences.

560 The sentence, ‘Fear arises from a second entity’, shows that seeing duality is the cause of fear. No creature whose Self has been apparently stolen by the belief in the reality of differences is ever free from fear.

561 ‘The sage who is immersed in the ecstasy of the blissful real Self, who is beyond the scope of mind and speech, is not afraid of anything whatsoever.’ In this way revelation teaches us that nothing moves the sage from his supreme state.

562 For him that is established in the supreme state, desires do not arise, because the desirer, the ego, has ceased to exist. The sage in that state is ever contented, as if he had obtained simultaneously enjoyment of all possible desires at a stroke.

This is from the Taittiriya Upanishad. What is meant is that all the happiness that is possible in the worldly life is contained in a minute fraction of that bliss of Brahman.



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Re: Part19 - Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad By Lakshman Sarma
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 12:48:16 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Scriptures say that dvaitam creates bhayam.  Fear arises only from
a second entity.  Sri Sarma says this in Verse  560 and says in Verse 559 that the Sage has no fear or desire, since he is ever in a state of non dual consciousness.

Bhagavan Ramana lived in the Hill for the first 23 years, 17 years
in Virupaksha Cave and later for 6 years in Skandasramam.  Those days, there were tigers in the Hill.  Once Vasudeva Sastri came running when he saw a tiger near the tank in the Hill.  Bhagavan
Ramana said:  "Why are you afraid?  It has come for drinking water on this hot summer day.  In fact, tigers and animals are the inhabitants of the Hill and we are the intruders."  He took him again to the tank and the tiger after a roar, quietly left. Bhagavan
Ramana said:  "See, it has finished the work for which it has come.
It has drunk water and has gone back."  Only a Sage in nondual
consciousness, to whom the tiger is also Brahman can be like that.
Because He sees no duality.  On similar occasions, whenever, snakes came to the Old Hall, He told the devotees not to be afraid.   When a cheetah was presented, that vyakti, simply
sat quietly with Him on His sofa.  Only the devotees were scared.
And for this reason, it has to be given back to its owner.

For a Jnani, a tiger, a cheetah, a cow, or a peacock or a squirrel
are one and the same.  They are all Brahma Swaruapam.

Arunachala Siva.