Dear Sri Subramanian Ji and Sri amiatall
With due regard, I wish to submit that I firmly believe that the clarity which Sri Bhagwan has brought about in
the understanding of the 'mind', in its totality, is unprecedented, remains unmatched, and which can not be
equaled by any one.I wish again to quote divine words of Sri Bhagwan in this regard from the ' Spiritual
Instruction' which, in my view, is invaluable in understanding the mind.
Devotee : What is 'Pure Mind' and what is 'Impure Mind' ?
Sri Bh : When the indefinable power of Brahman separates itself from Brahman, and in union with
the reflection of consciousness (chidabhasa), assumes various names and forms, it is called
the impure mind.When it becomes free from the reflection of consciousness (abhasa),
through discrimination, it is called the Pure Mind. Its state of union with the Brahman,
is its apprehension of Brahman. The energy which is accompanied by the reflection
of consciousness is called the impure mind and its state of separation from Brahman
is its non-apprehension of Brahman.
Dear Sir, I have read some where that Sri Bhagwan once said that Self-realization is not the realization
of the Self. Self is always realized. It is the realization of the ignorance. Or perhaps , He
said that in Self-realization we do not discover the Self. Self ever is. What we discover in Self-realization
is our ignorance.
One more question, Sir.
" In the inner most recess of the hearts of all,from Vishnu downward,there abides
the Parmatman, or the Supreme Consciousness, who is same as
Arunachala or Ramana. When mind melts with the love of Him
and reaches there where resides the beloved,He reveals Himself as
I learnt that this verse was composed by Sri Bhagwan in response to a devotee's
question. What was the question and the background which led
to the composition of this one of the most sublime verses I have ever read ?