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Atma Vidya Vilasam - (3)
« on: September 03, 2008, 12:30:26 PM »
Verse 4:- The Atman, which ever effulgent, with no one
excepting himself, has no form.  He is without sound and
voice.  He is untouched, (asparsa, as Gaudapada said).
He is without tendencies, vasanas.  He is ancient but
ever young and he is immortal.  He cannot be visualized
through your eyes, for he is experiential. He has no movement.
He is neither provable or disprovable.  He is the Present, the
Past and the Future.  For the seekers, to cognize, he is said
to be within one's Heart cave.  For the advanced souls, he
is in the Space.  He is also said to be in all the worlds of the
universe.

Verse 5:- Atman is encompassed by the illusion, Maya, even
though he is unrelated to anything. He is bound by ignorance,
even though he is all Knowledge.  Only through his mercy
and grace, one can perceive him.  Brahman lies like a dagger
in the sheath.  Unless you investigate this sheath, that is
maya and ignorance, you can never mege with him.  Poeple
calling him with various names, have not understood him!
He is like a seed, underneath the earth.  Earth has no
knowledge of it.  Unless you water the earth, that is with
your humble investigation, the seed does not sprout.

Verse 6:-  The Jiva is masked by illusion that is Maya.  Bound
by Maya's spell, he is waking, dreaming, sleeping, suffers
from poverty, amasses weatlh and suffers the horrors of
wealth. He takes rebirth and once again suffers.  All false
perceptions appear when he recognizes that this bondage is
of his own making.  The awakening does not come about by
reading scriputures but only by initiation given to the disciple
by the learned and realized Guru.   

to be contd....

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Atma Vidya Vilasam - (3)
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 03:48:04 PM »
Dear subramanian,
                        Can we take the meaning of asparsa as that which cannot be touched by thought?
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Re: Atma Vidya Vilasam - (3)
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 07:15:43 PM »
Dear Raju, Yes. It cannot be touched or spoken about.  That
is why, Vedas try to reach It and come back failing.

Arunachala Siva.