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Panchadasi - (135)
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:29:36 PM »
The Chapter XI continues....

Verse 123:-  Similarly, the wise one who has found peace in
the Supreme Reality, will be ever enjoying within the bliss
of Brahman, even when engaged in worldly matters.

(Sri Ramakrishna used to give an example of a housewife,
who while pounding rice in the stone-pit, will also be
seeing whether the milk heated on the oven, will be boiling
soon and also whether the child sleeping in the cradle, is
waking up.)

Verse 124:- Wisdom consists in subjugating the desires for
sense pleasure, even when the passions are strong and in
engaging the mind in meditation on Brahman with the desire to
enjoy the Bliss.

Verse 125:- A man carrying a burden on his head, feels relief
when he removes the load. Similarly, a man freed from worldly
entanglements feels he is in rest.

(Bhagavan Ramana used to give this example.  He also gives
the example of a fellow who is under a shade, goes out in
scorching sun, comes back quickly to the shade.  Who am I? )

Verse 126:-  Thus relieved of burden and enjoying rest,
he fixes his mind on the contemplation of the bliss of Brahman,
whether in the state of detachment or experiencing pain or
pleasure according to fructifying Karma. (in all the three states*.)

(* This is explained in Verse 93)

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.