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projected world
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:19:57 AM »
The projected picture of this world of triads is a play of Chit-Para-Shakti [i.e., the power or reflected light of Self-Consciousness] on the screen of Supreme Consciousness.

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 43)

Viswam darpana drusyamana nagari,
Thulyam nijantargatham,
Pasyannathmani mayaya bahirivoth,
Bhutham yatha nidraya,
Ya sakshath kuruthe prabodha samaye,
Swathmanameva dwayam,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree Dakshinamurthaye., 2

Similar to the image of a town as seen in the mirror,
When one sees the image of the world within him,
The world appears as if it is outside.
It is similar to his seeing due to illusion,
During the state of sleep,
That the one real fact appears as many different truths,
And he realizes,when he wakes up and sees the reality,
That he is really the one and only one soul.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

(Dakshinamurthy Stotram - 2)

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


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Re: projected world
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 07:00:44 PM »
Dear Nagraj,

Nice. Sri Sankara uses the word dharpanam in Sri Dakshinamurti Stotram. The mirror is not the one that is used today,
with glass plate with one side chromium coated. Those days, they were using highly polished brass or bronze or silver plates.
It is called thattoLi in Tamizh. Andal uses the word thattoLi in Tirupavai.

In times of Sri Bhagavan, photographic camera had come into use. The camera is also of old variety, with large negatives,
shutter system etc., When this negative is exposed to Sun, the photos would not come. Sri Bhagavan uses this simile in
Sri Arunachala Ashtakam. Later He also mentioned about cinema screen, which is untouched by films running on it.

Arunachala Siva.