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Panchadasi - (175)
« on: August 28, 2008, 12:15:34 PM »
The Chapter XV continues....

Verse 9:- Because of the preponderance of impurities of
the rajasika and tamasika vritts, the blissfulness of Brahman
is obscured.  But because of their slight purity, the consciousness
of Brahman is reflected. 

(Avidya only obscures the bliss aspect of Brahman, whereas the
consciousness and existence aspects remain manifest.)

Verse 10:-  Or as in pure water when heated, there is the
transmission of heat of the fire and not  its light, similarly
in the Vrittis, in which rajas and tamas predominate, there
is the manifestation of consciousness only.

Verse 11:-  But as in a piece of burning wood, both heat and
light are manifested, similarly in the sattvika vrittis, both
consciousness and bliss are manifested.

Verse 12:-  These two illustrations make it clear that it is the
nature of things which determines what kind of manifestation
they may give, and it is by experience, these properties are

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.