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Panchadasi - (125)
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:05:35 PM »
The Chapter XI continues....

Verse 81:-  (Objections):  He knew the number only and not
the text of the Vedas fully.  (Reply):  You too have not known
Brahman fully.

Verse 82:- (Objection):  Brahman is by nature, indivisible and
the Bliss is Absolute, untouched by Maya and its effects.  How
can you speak of knowledge of Brahman as complete or

Verse 83:- (Reply):  Do you simply say that the word Brahman?
Or do you see is meaning?  If you know only the word, it
remains for you to acquire knowledge of its meaning.

(The Bible also says:  That in the beginning, there was the Word."
Here the Word means Brahman, and it is not merely adequate to
know that Brahman is, but is necessary to acquire the knowledge
of Brahman, the Word.)

Verse 84:- Even if with the help of grammar and so forth,
you learn its meaning.  Still realization remains.  Serve your
teacher until you have realized Brahman and known that there
is nothing further to be known.

(Katha Up. 1.2.9;) 
(In the famous Bhaja Govindam song, Sri Sankara says:
What is the use of grammar and memorizing the rules
of grammar, unless you know Hari?)

Verse 85:- Leave the vain argument alone and know that
whenever happiness is felt in the absence of objects that
happiness is an impression of the bliss of Brahman.

To be contd.....

Arunachala Siva.