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Interview with Annamalai Swami - Tiruvannamalai 1993
« on: February 18, 2013, 07:15:01 AM »
Interview with Annamalai Swami - Tiruvannamalai 1993
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Interview with Annamalai Swami
Tiruvannamalai 1993 India
Conducted by Madhukar Thompson
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Re: Interview with Annamalai Swami - Tiruvannamalai 1993
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 01:01:30 PM »
This is a good method that helps obt to nit get identified with the thoughts. But the thoughts spring from desire, hence the root of these thoughts or desire ought to be sorted, otherwise thoughts will keep coming and one has to keep not identifying with them as they keep appearing till one is master of ones own self.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Interview with Annamalai Swami - Tiruvannamalai 1993
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 01:20:09 PM »
Udai,

Had you conveyed what you have conveyed above so many debates could have been avoided.
My whole point was only this, that unless the thoughts keep projecting, one cannot be said to be free as owing to this only he is having to exercise himself in not identifying with them.

This is a facilitator, like many othets and yes this holds good for any method but the root has to be sorted.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Interview with Annamalai Swami - Tiruvannamalai 1993
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 01:36:01 PM »
Udai,

Lets not even get to elimination of thoughts. Whether thoughts get eliminated or not - let it be what ever be.

In my understanding, it is not just ignorance or absence of knowledge that is the problem. One may have knowledge but still may not be master. Whether thoughts be or nor not is not the real question. What ever originates must originate at the Master's command, this is being truly free or master. There, there will be no necessity to either get identified or not get identified with thoughts.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Interview with Annamalai Swami - Tiruvannamalai 1993
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 01:56:42 PM »
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One may have knowledge but still may not be master.
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Then why do we say he has knowledge. That means knowledge is not there.


Yes, truly that is not knowledge. But it had to be conveyed to come to conclusion that that is not perfect knowledge.

The purpose of knowledge is only to light darkness of ignorance.

But if itvis true knowledge then knowledge also goes along with ignorance. If knowledge remains then ignorance also remains.
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There, there will be no necessity to either get identified or not get identified with thoughts.

When there is no identification, no need to get unidentify.
when there is a tendency to identify, detachment is practised to get rid of the identification... until both identificaiton and detachment cease and person reamins as he is.

So long there is something for knowledge to either identify or not identify then it is not 100% complete.

When you say there is no identification then there must be something  with which there is no identification. Therefore its not complete yet.

Knowledge continues along with corresponding ignorance.

True knowledge goes along with ignorance
« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 02:00:17 PM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta