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Subramanian.R

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Mind at the end of its tether
« on: July 17, 2009, 12:00:09 PM »
Mind is there for every living being.  Ordinary mortals do not
worry about mind.  They live as per their minds' command.  They
prosper and ruin.  The seekers after the Truth only are worried
about their minds.  They want to control the mind, conquer the mind
and then rest in Peace.  What is Mind?  Bhagavan Ramana says
there is no mind.  In some other place, He says: Kill the mind.
The Mind is Prakriti, it is Maya, it is Sakti.  When Maya stays with Brahman she is Mahamaya.  She is concorporate with Siva as Siva-Sakti.  Sri Lalita Sahasranamam starts as " Sri Matha!" Oh, Mother!
It ends with Siva-Sakti-Ikya rupini!  Annamalai and Unnamulai
of Tiruvannamalai!

How to go about the mind?  I go on the road.  I see a beautiful
woman.  I lust her. Till you realize, this emotions cannot be avoided.
Even devas like Indra had lust!  I can perhaps say: O Maya, you only
appear here as this beautiful woman.  Please go back to Siva and
stay as Siva-Sakti in my Heart.  The woman on the road becomes
the Sakti within me. 

Ya devi sarvabhuteshu thrushna rupene samstitha.
Namsthasyai Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namo Namah: 
 
                                                                  - Sri Devi Mahatmyam 5.35-37

I see someone on the road whom I love.  Oh mother, you only appear as the friend  I love.  Why this emotion for me?  Please go back to
Siva and stay as Siva-Sakti in my Heart.  The man on the road is
no longer lovable but neutral.

Ya devi sarvabhuteshu kanthi rupene samstithta
Namashasyai Namasthasyai Namasthasysai Namo Namah:

                                                                 - Sri Devi Mahatmyam 5.53-55

I see someone on the road whom I hate. I am angry.  Oh, mother
you only appear as the hateful man with whom I am angry.  Why
this emotion for me?  Oh mother! Please go back to Siva and stay as Siva-Sakti in my Heart.  The man on the road is no longer hateable but neutral and I have no anger with him. I am neutral.

Ya devi sarvabhuteshu shanthi rupene samstitha
Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namo Namah:

                                                             - Sri Devi Mahatmyam 5.38-40

I go to the shop to buy something.  On checking up my pocket,
I find I have not brought my wallet.  O this blessed forgetfulness!
I become wretched.  Why this emotion for me?  O Mother, please
back to Siva and stay as Siva-Sakti in my Heart.  The forgetfulness
is no longer wretched and I have not sulkiness with it. I  am neutral.

Ya devi sarvabhuteshu smrithi rupene samstitha
Namasthasyai Namasthaysyai Namasthasyai Namo Namah:

                                                            - Sri Devi Mahatmyam 5.62-64

I go on a suburban route.  There is a spilliting headache.  Saridon
is there, but no water. I am also hungry.  The hunger makes me
tired and weak.   It will be at least 2 kms till I get my water
in a shop and some biscuits or fruits.  What to do?  O Mother,
you only appear as hunger and pain for me.  Why this emotion
for me?  Please go back to Siva and stay as Siva-Sakti in my
Heart.  The hunger and pain are no longer intolerable and I become
neutral.

Ya devi sarvabhuteshu shudha rupene samstitha
Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namo Namah:

                                                         -  Sri Devi Mahatmyam 5.26-28

O Mother you are only Sakti.  You make all these dances in me.
Please stay with Siva.  O Mother, you appear as Sakti everywhere,
sometimes negative sometimes positive.  But I would like to be
Achala - Siva.  Annamalai.  Please go back and stay with Siva
as Siva Sakti in my Heart.

Ya devi sarvabhuteshu Sakti rupene samstitha
Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namasthasyai Namo Namah:

                                                            - Sri Devi Mahatmyam 5.32-34


O Siva, though non moving, you dance against the Sakti who is
there as Achala in Chidambaram.  Here in Arunachala, that Sakti
is merged in You and you have become Arunachalam.  Ardhanari.
Siva-Saki Ikyam rupam.  (Bhagavan Ramana in Sri Arunachala
Nava Mani Malai. Verse 1)

Arunachala Siva.