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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2011, 03:17:18 PM »
Yes, they are two sides of the same coin, one side is effort and the other effortlessness.

Constant effort to remain effortlessly. That is Tapas.

and this Tapas culminates to Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi.

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Re: Sat-chit-ananda
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2011, 03:25:40 PM »
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Constant effort to remain effortlessly. That is Tapas.

It is, indeed. :)

Tapas can be termed also as constant effort until one's sadhana becomes effortless. :)

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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 03:31:45 PM »
Nice Bhajan! Friends, you may watch these short Enlightening Interviews if you are inclined

Part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBPZbAj2oHY
Part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGBjKaDf6zw&feature=related
Part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7R8FwIxwUk&feature=related

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011, 03:50:10 PM »



Dear ramana,

All tapas is aimed towards elimination of the mind/ego. The mindless and egoless state is Self realization or liberation.



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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2011, 04:08:46 PM »
Thank you, Nagaraj!

And that's a concise and clear explanation of Self-inquiry by Sri David Godman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-6ESfGTUOQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHghY2AroHs
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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2011, 05:19:07 PM »
Dear ramana1359,

These are wonderful interviews.

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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2011, 05:40:50 PM »


Dear Ramana,

Yes. These are wonderful videos. I heard one where David answers for 6 minutes. The others I am yet to hear. Thank you.



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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2011, 06:19:30 PM »
I'm happy you like it. :)

Suddenly in my mind popped up another explanation of sat-chit-ananda which I decided to post here.

Sat (being) is actually chit (consciousness). Chit (consciousness) is actually ananda (bliss). So these are not three aspects of one thing but a three different ways of describing the Self.
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2011, 06:26:13 PM »


Dear ramana,

You are very correct. Sat Chit Ananda is actually one Principle. It is Existence, but at the same time it is the only Knowledge [chit]
and experientially it is blissful.  It is like a Flower, its  color and its fragrance. How can one remove these three aspects from a
flower? They go together.



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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2011, 06:51:29 PM »
But of course Bhagavan gives simple and clear answer to my question. See:

Q: Brahman is said to be sat-chit-ananda. What does that mean?

A: Yes. That is so. That wich is, is only sat. That is called Brahman. The lustre of sat is chit and it's nature is ananda. These are not different from sat.

....Sat-chit-ananda is said to indicate that the supreme is not asat [different from being], not achit [different from consciousness] and not anananda [different from happiness] (what Nagaraj mentioned). Because we are in the phenomenal world we speak of the Self as sat-chit-ananda.
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« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2011, 07:27:11 PM »


Dear Ramana,

I watched the two videos of David and also some brief videos on Virupaksha Cave, His Mother's advice when she called Him to return
home etc., They are all wonderful.  Thank you.,



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« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2011, 07:28:53 PM »


Dear Ramana,

S.S. Cohen has described these aspects of Sat Chit Ananda in his book Advaitic Sadhana.  If the book is with you, ,kindly go through
that.



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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2011, 07:14:04 PM »
Is it true that "ananda" sometimes is replaced with "ananta" which means "limitlessness"?
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2011, 08:50:55 PM »


Dear Ramana,

Sat Chit Ananda is the correct phrase. Ananta is used to refer to Brahman's limitlessness.



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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2011, 11:24:09 PM »
There could be a million other ways, but every other description would definitely fall under any one of the words: Sat or Chit or Ananda.

In this case, "Ananta" would fall under "Sat" which is roughly translated into english as "Existence" "Is" "Continues" "That which ever was, is and will be"

So surely, Ananta already falls under "Sat"

The orignial Sat Chit Ananda term originated as Anadi & Apurusheya (Eternal and Aparusheya - not created by man) It is Veda term, hence the words and terms available in Vedas are simply flawless, so there is no need at all for newer terms and words.

But yes, we could use these as auxiliary terms to better understand the words Sat Chit and Ananda.

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