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Nagaraj

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liberation is certainly not merely a dry, intellectual,
unity-awareness; it is the enjoyment of the bliss, or love, of God. It is a
Knowledge-Love; not a love based on the duality of lover and beloved, but
rather an inner joyfulness that arises with the sense of union with the
Beloved. Should there be, then, no devotion for the sage who is one with
God? ‘Why not?’ asks Jnaneshvar; ‘Does not a fruit tree enjoy its own
blossoming? Does not love arise in the heart even when it is its own
object?’ There are no words for this “natural devotion” at which Jnandev
hints. The lover and Beloved are one, to be sure; yet the enjoyment of love
continues. This is Amritanubhav : the nectar of the experience of our own
divine Self.

 - Jnaneshwar

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

Subramanian.R

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Re: Amritanubhav The nectar of the experience of our own divine Self
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 01:08:19 PM »


Dear Nagaraj,

Jnaneswar is known for his wonderful, hither then unused similes in Amritanubhava:

A few examples:

The talk of the "not being" of a pitcher being broken into hundreds of pieces or like death having been extinguished in its
entirety.

Or the sleep should get asleep or a swoon should get swooned or darkness should fall into a dark well!

Or non existence should feet embarrassed or the heart of a plantain tree should get broken or a whip of the sky should be cracked.

Or like the dead being poisoned, dumb being gagged or unwritten words being erased.



Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Amritanubhav The nectar of the experience of our own divine Self
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 03:24:31 PM »


Dear Nagaraj,

The abangams of Pandaripura saints, a collection of them is available in the wonderful translation in English by Justin E. Abbott.
It is a 1990 edition from Samata Books, Chennai, titled Stotra Mala.



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Amritanubhav The nectar of the experience of our own divine Self
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 03:43:46 PM »
Dear Subramanian Sir,

Thank you for this information :) am surely going to get a copy at the earliest opportunity! i am very much inspired by the profundity of the works of Jnaneshwar and the Maharashtra saints. I realise now as to why so many tamilians have been learning Marathi and become a part of the Pandari Bhajan groups... am really amazed at the simplicity and yet very deep insights they give us, extremely deep, capable of placing a nuclear bomb of grace within :) Bhagavan's teachings become much clearer because of these and Jnaneshwar's words are much clearer because of Bhagavan's teachings and studying the works of saints are complementing very well for a seeker!

These Marathi saints and their works are hidden treasures...

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