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Guru Ramana Vachana Maalaa:
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:22:43 AM »
Guru Ramana Vachana Maalaa - is a prose work containing various advices to seekers under the headings, discrimination,
quest and experience. These three broad heads are further subdivided. The author WHO is also the author of Maha Yoga, a
classical treatise on self inquiry.

I. Discrimination:

1. The Truth About the World:

4. To become aware of the Real Self, since He is ever present within the Heart of everyone, would be very easy
if the notion that the body and the world are real should become utterly extinct.

6. If you think that this world is real because it appears, then conclude that mirage water also is real, because it also appears.
What material difference is there between the two?

8. All this appears whenever there is mental activity, that is, in the dream, and waking states. Not only does it not appear
in deep sleep, but it does not appear in the transcendental state, where the Self is alone, and the mind is at rest. Therefore
it is unreal.

9. Revelation (Vedas) does describe creation in diverse ways in different places. That must not be understood literally. The
purpose of these passages is to indicate that which is the Source of the world and the individual soul, not to enjoin a belief
in the fact of creation.

11.  The real meaning of the two teachings namely, that He Himself became all this and that That same Overself created all
this, is that the world is just a false appearance in Him.

12. As the dog conceals the stone (of which it is made), when taken to be a real dog, and is seen to be only stone, and not
a dog, when its truth is known, so is this world in the states of ignorance and illumination respectively.   

15. As many hued peacock is but the substance of an egg (which contains only white and yellow yolk), so this variegated world
is the Self and nothing else. Thus will you see when you are in your natural state as the real Self.


Arunachala Siva.