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Verse 30 of Sad Darsanam
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:21:53 AM »
On 15th July 1936, Mr. C. reads the Sad Darsanam of Bhagavan
Ramana to himself in the Old Hall.  Verse 30 fascinates him.  He
reads aloud and says:  "From this Verse, I understand that the quest must start with the mind and not the Heart, but Bhagavan always
speaks of the Heart, perhaps as the last stage in the practice."

Bhagavan: Quite so.  It has to begin with the mind turned inward to
oppose the rushing of thoughts and to understand the location of the
"I".  When the mind eventually sinks in the Heart, undisturbed bliss is overwhelmingly felt.  There is then feeling which is not divorced
from Pure Awareness, i.e head and heart become one and the same.

Mr. C. In the verse 266 of Viveka Choodamani, Sri Sankara says that
Brahman can be realized by the buddhi, (intellect), the subtle intellect, which means that the intellect can be of great help; in
fact indispensable for Realization. 

Bhagavan:  The buddhi is rightly translated as the subtle intellect,
but here it means the Cave of the Heart.  Nevertheless, the subtle intellect, can also realize the Brahman and is therefore of the utmost importance, (reads aloud Verse 266).

"In the Cave of the Buddhi (subtle intellect), there is the Brahman,
distinct from gross and subtle, the Existence-Absolute-Supreme,
the One without a second.  For one, who lives in this Cave of Brahman, O Beloved, there is no more entrance into a woman's

(Source:  Guru Ramana, S.S. Cohen.)

Arunachala Siva.