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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 31
« on: September 29, 2009, 12:51:47 PM »
Lakshmana Sarma (WHO) has given ten verses in Sanskrit
to explain the fifth verse of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.

91.  The god-lover (devotee) excels the yogi described before.
With his mind ever absorbed in God, and (thus) being oblivous
even of himself, he sees the world as God Himself out of the
fullness of his love for Him.

Once Jnandev was siting in his hut meditating on Pandaripura
Panduranga.  Some miscreant came at the gate and started
shouting at him and abusing him.  Jnanadev did not reply.
After some time, the miscreant left the place.  Muktabai,
his sister asked Jnanadev:  Anna!  Are you not disturbed by
those abuses?  Even I became angry and was about to hit
him back."  Jnanadev replied Muktabai: "My dear sister!
How can my mind which is already full with the bliss of Panduranga,
how can it take anything else, be it abuses or praises?"

92. For him that sees Me, in everything and everything in
Me, I am never out of sight, nor is he out of sight for Me."

This 92nd verse of Lakshmana Sarma is a reflection of Gita.

98.  Therefore, one should practise devotion to God, which
is auspicious. One may practise devotion to God in any manner,
looking on Him as the Self, or as different from oneself.

99.  When by devotion, Love is born, separateness drops off
soon, and Non-duality, which is alone Real remains over.
Thus, the devotee reaches the Goal.

100.  By the saying that the God-Lover excels, it is meant
that he is superior to the yogi (who has been described before).
Therefore, if one has no inclination to the path of self enquiry,
he should strive to win God through Love.

The commentary of Lakshmana Sarma ends with 8 verses in
Sanskrit, in praise of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.  I shall
quote here only one verse, the Verse 107 of Vartikam.

107. The perfect surrender of oneself to God is possible by
Vichara, self enquiry alone, since by becoming the Food of God,
he is no more separate from Him. (Verse 28 of Sri Arunachala
Akshramana Malai)

With this, I conclude my posts on Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.

I bow to Him, Bhagavan Ramana,
The greatest among the bipeds,
Who can be loved and sought as refuge,
Only when He wills and chooses us.

Arunachala Siva.