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Subramanian.R

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Panchadasi - (161)
« on: August 27, 2008, 05:05:46 PM »
The Chapter XIII continues....

Verse 98:- How do the objects of the practical world, which
are destroyed every moment, differ from the forms created
by the mind, is imagination?  Though they appear, the idea
of their reality should be given up.

Verse 99:-When the objects of the world are disregarded,
the mind freed from obstacles, rests in the contemplation
of Brahman.  Then like an actor, a wise man is engaged in
worldly concerns with assumed faith, (and so is not affected
by them).

(The wise man like a stage-actor, identifying himself with his
part, subject to certain limitation.  Bhagavan Ramana, also
refers to this simile on many occasions. )

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

Verse 101:-  As the sky, with all its contents in reflected in
a flawless mirror, so the Akasa, the space, with all the universe
within it is reflected on that one partless Brahman, who is
nothing but Absolute, Consciousness and Existence.

To be contd....

Arunachala Siva.