Author Topic: Final Part - Important Couplets From Vedanta Panchadasi By Sri Vidyaranya Swami  (Read 1386 times)

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Translated by Swami Swahananda Published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai

93. Just as many objects are seen in a picture, so the various names and forms exist in Brahman. By negating both names and forms, one can understand that what remains is existence, consciousness and bliss.

94. Even though a man standing on the bank of a river sees his body reflected upside down in the water, he nevertheless identifies himself with his own body in the shore; similarly an aspirant after realisation of Brahman should know himself as Brahman.

96. Different mental creations are formed every moment, while those which pass are
lost for ever. The objects of the practical world should be looked upon similarly.

97. Childhood is lost in youth and youth is lost in old age. The father once dead does not return. The day which is past never comes back.

100. As the big rock lying in the bed of a river remains unmoved, though the water flows over it, so also while names and forms constantly change, the unchanging Brahman does not become otherwise.

102. Without seeing the mirror it is impossible to see the objects reflected in it.
Similarly wherefrom can there be any knowledge of names and forms without a
knowledge of their substratum, which is existence, consciousness and bliss ?

103. Having learnt of Brahman as existence, consciousness and bliss, one should fix the mind firmly on Him and should restrain it from dwelling on names and forms.

XIV. THE BLISS OF KNOWLEDGE

13. As water does not stick to the leaves of a lotus so after realisation future actions cannot stick to the knower.

15. Sri Krishna says: ‘Just as a blazing fire reduces the fuel to ashes, so, O Arjuna,the fire of knowledge burns up all actions’.

16. ‘He who has no notion of I-ness and whose mind is not tainted by desire for results of action is not really a killer even if he kills people; he is not bound by his actions’.

42. Let the ignorant people of the world perform worldly actions and desire to
possess wives, children and wealth. I am full of supreme bliss. For what purpose
should I engage myself in worldly concerns ?

XV. THE BLISS OF OBJECTS

7. (Another Shruti says): ‘The supreme Self, though one only, exists in every object.
Like the moon reflected in water, though one It appears as many’.

35. May the Lord who is both Hari and Hara ever be pleased by this ‘Bliss of
Brahman’ and may He protect all creatures who take refuge in Him and are pure in
heart.

Source: http://www.celextel.org/othervedantabooks/panchadasi.html

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Panchadasi - Chapter XIII

Verse 93:

Just as many objects are seen in a picture, so the various names and forms exist in Brahman.  By negating both names and forms, one can understand that what remains is existence, consciousness and bliss.

The standard picture/canvas example has been used here.  Sri
Sankara has used the mirror and the city's reflection on the mirror.
Sri Bhagavan used to give the example of cinema screen, and the film running on it through a projector.  One should understand with these that the Substratum is the Truth and all manifestations there on are illusory.

Sri Sankara says in Dasa Sloki:

Verse 6:

Colours like white, black, red, or yellow structural appellation like shortness, fatness, or height cannot be associated with Me who am
in reality the one Atman without a second -- the attributeless Truth,
indestructible even when the whole creation is dissolved, and of the nature of supreme bliss and purity.  I have realized my Atmanhood which without a form and if of  the nature of the supreme effulgence.

[Tr. Swami Gambhirananda]



Arunachala Siva.   

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Chapter XIV - Brahmanande Vidyanandam

Verse 16:  He who has no notion of I-ness and whose mind is not
tainted by desire for results of action is not really a killer even if he kills peope, he is not bound by his actions.

Bhagavan Ramana used the word only "I" or ego.  He used the
the phrase I-ness as equivalent to I-amness. 

He says in Maharshi's Gospel:

Purusha Sukta declares that the Heart is its seat.  To enable
the sadhaka to steer clear of possible doubt, I tell him to take
up the thread or the clue of I-ness or I-am-ness and follow it up
to its Source.  Because, firstly, it is impossible for anybody to entertain any doubt about his I-notion.  Secondly, whatever be
the sadhana adopted, the final goal is the realization of the source of I-am-ness which is the primary datum of your experience.  If
you, therefore practice atma vichara, you will reach the Heart which is the Self.



Arunachala Siva.