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Where is the Treasure?
« on: October 14, 2009, 06:29:09 PM »
The highest Treasure, the Self is within us.  But we search for
treasures outside.  Bhagavan Ramana says:  Siddhamai uLLa
poruL, the ever-ready Substance.  He also says: Thedathu utra
tiru aruL nidhi.  The Treasure that is available within, without
searching outside.   The Upanishads say that God has cheated
us.  He has kept the Treasure within us and has made us search
everywhere outside.

One day one rich man and his classmate who was poor travelled
together to the next town.  On the way, the class mate thought
that this guy is quite rich and I should steal some gold coins from his bag.  Both rested in a choultry for night and went to sleep side by side.  The poor classmate searched for the rich man's gold.
He searched his pocket, then the pillows underneath.  No gold
was there.  Next morning, they continued to travel and at a point, they had to go by different routes.  The poor guy asked the rich man:  My friend, where have you kept your gold?  The thieves were aplenty in the choultry. I myself could not find out where it is.  The rich man said:  Oh, I had kept the gold pouch under your pillow!

The gold is under your pillow.  But you search for it outside.

Sri Lalita Sahasranamam says:  Antarmuka samaradhya, bahir muka sudhurlabha.  She is within you easily ready.  She cannot be found out outside!

Arunachala Siva.