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Panchadasi - (109)
« on: August 26, 2008, 03:34:20 PM »
The Chapter XI continues....

Verse 109:-  "The control of the mind can be achieved by
untiring practice over a long period, even as the ocean can
be dried up by baling its waters out drop by drop, with a
blade of grass."

(This is a beautiful imagery, taken from the Gaudapada Karika,
verse 3.41 - Advaita Prakarana.  The control of the mind is
exceedingly difficult, and it can be achieved, through constant
practice, with the help of Who am I? enquiry and the process
takes a very very long time, unless one has got the merits of
his previous births.  In another scriputure, it has been said,
that control of mind is as difficult as searching for the foot-
prints of the birds in the sky!  A Guru's grace, shall make it

Verse 110:-  In the Maitrayani Upanishad of the Yajur Veda,
sage Sakayanya spoke of the great bliss experienced in
Samadhi to the royal sage Bradratha, while discoursing on

Verse 111:-  "As the fire without fuel dies down and becomes
latent in its cause, so the mind, when its modififcations have
been silenced, merges in its cause."

(The above verse is from Maitrayani Up. 4.3.1;).

(Viveka Choodamani also explains the state of Samadhi,
as the fire that dies down without fuel, becomes latent.)

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Panchadasi - (109)
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 03:37:06 PM »
Dear everyone,  Please read this Panchadasi - (109), as
Panchadasi - (131).  I do not know how the computer will
read the two Panchadasis 109 and 131!

Arunachala Siva.