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How to get rid of Vasanas etc., - 13
« on: March 07, 2009, 01:23:16 PM »
Muruganar then speaks about death and suffering, in Padamalai.

Verse 2472:

In a mind in which Pramada has departed, birth and death will
become mere words.

Verse 1750:

The mind slipping, through bewilderment, from the Truth that is never
defective -- this is what roams around as the god of death, Yama.

Verse 1461:

The ego that binds one to the false, perishable body is indeed the death that makes one a prey to Yama.

David Godman then quotes from Self Enquiry, Collected Works:

Bhagavan: The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all
evil, and is death for those who seek release, so one shouold rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self.

In Talks no. 396, it is said:

Bhagavan: Forgetfulness of your real nature is the present death.
Remembrance of it is the rebirth. It puts an end to successive births.  Yours is eternal life.

In Talks No.80, the following conversation is recorded:

Bhagavan:  If a man considers he is born he cannot avoid the fear
of death.  Let him find out, if he has been born or if the Self has any birth.  He will discover that the Self always exists, that the body which is born resolves itself into thought and that the emergence of thought is the root of all mischief.  Find wherefrom thoughts emerge.
Then you will abide in the ever-present inmost Self and be free from the idea of birth or the fear of death.

Question:  How to do it?

Bhagavan:  The thoughts arew only Vasanas, accumulated in innumerable births before.  Their annihilation is the aim.  The
state free from Vasanas, is the primal state and eternal state of

(Source: Padamalai. Muruganar, Tr. and Comm. David Godman
and others.)

Arunachala Siva.