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Hari

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The Self of your Self
« on: October 28, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
What does Maharishi has meant when He has said "He (God, Krishna) is your Self or the Self of your Self" (from "Be as you are")?
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Re: The Self of your Self
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 01:06:09 PM »


Dear ramana,

What Sri Bhagavan said that Krishna, Rama or Siva or any god is your
Self. He added (as per Vaishanva theology) He is the Self of your self i.e Antaryami, the god that dwells in your heart.

Advatins has faith that god is the Self.  Vaishnavites have been telling that God and I [Self] cannot be one and the same.
He is the Master and I am the servant. So Sri Bhagavan said, in that case, God is the Self of your Self, indwelling principle.
Antaryami.



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Re: The Self of your Self
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 08:37:13 PM »
Krishna meant in the same spirit as the following verses from Kena Upanishad.
  • Not that which the eye can see, but that whereby the eye can see: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore;
  • Not that which the ear can hear, but that whereby the ear can hear: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore;
  • Not that which speech can illuminate, but that by which speech can be illuminated: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore;
  • Not that which the mind can think, but that whereby the mind can think: know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore.
Additionally, this Ekashloki of Shankara illustrates the Self of the Self clearly -

Master : ‘By what light do you see?’
Disciple : ‘The sun by day, the lamp by night.’
M : ‘By what light do you see these lights?’
D : ‘The eye.’
M : ‘By what light do you see the eye?’
D : ‘The mind.’
M : ‘By what light do you know the mind?’
D : ‘My Self.’
M : ‘You then are the Light of Lights.’
D : ‘Yes, That I am.’

  • One of Lord Shiva's name is Manonmani, which means Mind of the mind.

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta