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ULLadu Narpadu - 71
« on: May 03, 2010, 03:10:53 PM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma covers the ideas of Verse 8 and 9 of ULLadu
Narpadu, in many of his verses in Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad.
Let us see only some verses.

Verse 195:  This whole world appears divided into an endless
variety of parts.  Our Holy Guru makes it clear that all these
parts are also unreal, when taken separately.

Verse 196:  It is the mind that knows the difference between the
individual soul and god and all other differences.  It is the nature
of the mind to perceive differences.  In the mind-free state there
are no differences.

Verse 197:  Hence the totality of all these differences, experienced
by the unwise consists only in the mind's perception.  All the mind's perceptions have their root in the perception of the difference between the self and the not-self.

Verse 200:  For this reason, all the pairs and the triads are unreal.  They are non-existent in the Natural State of the Self, and the one that dwells in that State, the Supreme State, is unaffected by them.

Verse 201-202:  The Master declares that all these and the like,
because their root-cause is the ego sense, are unreal like dreams,
namely the difference of inside and outside, birth and death, he totally and the units, the creation and dissolution of the world,
darkness and light, the Self and the not-self, bondage and deliverance, knowledge and ignorance, the soul and god, free will
and fate, pleasure and pain, bad and good qualities, and merit and sin.

Verse 204:  The two, namely those named the individual soul (Jiva) and god, which are created and projected on the Real Self by the ignorance -- are not different from each other.  This difference of the ignorance, due to the identification with the form assumed, as if it were real.

Verse 205:  Maya is the body (or attribute) of god. Ignorance is that of the soul.  Maya is subject to that Supreme One.  But the soul is subject to the ignorance.

Verse 206:  Maya and ignorance are mentioned in the sacred lore in order to account for the differences between the soul and God.  This difference, being rooted in the ignorance, is unreal, but it is regarded as real from the standpoint of worldly reality.

Verse 207:  Duality will continue to appear as real, so long as this quality of being an 'individual soul' does not cease by Right Awareness of the Self.  For this reason, the difference will appear as real to men, just like all other differences here.

Verse 208.  The unreality of the three, namely, the world, god and the individual soul, is taught as a single indivisible truth.  It is not possible to use a hen, one half for cooking and he other half for laying eggs.

Arunachala Siva.