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Subramanian.R

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Panchadasi - (159)
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:34:38 PM »
The Chapter XIII continues....

Verse 90:-  In a sleeping man various dreams are created.
Similarly, the power of Maya creates diverse appearances
in the immutable Brahman.

Verse 91:-  Akasa, air, fire, water, earth, the universe, the
different 'lokas' (heavenly worlds), animate and inanimate
objects are appearances produced by Maya.  Pure Consciousness
appears as a reflects in the intellect of living beings.

(Someone asked  Bhagavan, "Whether the Indra Loka, Chandra
Loka are all real?"  Bhagavan replied:  "Oh, they are all as
real as this world.  In every Loka, some persons will be sitting,
as you are sitting before me, and I shall be telling something!" )

Verse 92:- Brahman characterized as existence, consciousness,
and bliss is the common basis of both the animate and inanimate
objects.  They differ only in their names and forms.

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.

(Pictures are drawn on a canvas, so also name and form
of Brahman.  Recall, Bhagavan's cinema-screen example.)

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.