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« on: March 08, 2012, 11:02:26 AM »
Dear sirs,

Who first exists the man or the seer or the world For dead man there is no world but still the self is there.



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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 12:36:15 PM »
Dear ramanaduli,

First,  "the I thought" comes.  This 'I-thought' is man or woman. Every living being has not I thought.  Then the I- thought or
the man 'sees the world'.  seeing here includes all the five senses, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting, and seeing. That is why
the world which is 'seen' by the five senses is called Pra-pancham. Pancham means five. Or Lokam, that which is looked.

The world is there for all those who do not see his Self, and if the Self is 'seen', the world disappears. Here the verb 'seen'
is not meant that one can look at the Self. One has to 'experience' the Self from within.  In Sanskrit also, the word Darsanam
is used. Darsanam means only experience not merely seeing through five senses.

If the Self experience or Self Realization stablizes, then such a person, who is now the real 'Seer' sees the world as
only Swarupam of Self.

That is why Sri Sankara said:

1. The world is unreal.

2. Brahman is real.

He did not stop with these two axioms.  He further said:

3. Brahman is the world.

Arunachala Siva.