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ULLadu Narpadu - 101
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:51:55 PM »

Muruganar in his Padamalai, covers the message of Verses 17 and
18 of ULLadu Narpadu, in many verses:

The "I am the body" idea:-

Verse 1606:  The feeling of living in the body and the world is what
destroys the life of firm Swarupam, the being-consciousness.

Verse 698: Taking the body to be "I" is the error that murders
Brahman, that which is merged with you as Atma-Swarupam.

Verse 691:  Know the deceitful ego, a consummate impersonator,
as a villainous murder whose profession is death.

(David Godman adds here:  Though Brahman is essentially
indestructible, Bhagavan often spoke of devotees who 'killed'
or 'murdered' Brahman, by not being aware of it.)

Verse 1014:  Only the ego, the delusion that spreads by identifying
with the insentient upadhi (adjunct - the body), is bondage.

Verse 2459:  That which should be clearly known is the Self, mere
consciousness.  That which should be destroyed is attachment to
the body. 

{This is what is described in ULLadu Narpadu, Verse 17}

Verse 2264:  The delusive life (of living in the body) and the world
is the product of the "I" sense that cherishes the body, which is
just a corpse.

Talks No. 383 runs like this:-

Question:  Is there no dehatma buddhi [I am the body idea] for the
Jnani?  If, for instance, Sri Bhagavan be bitten by an insect, is there no sensation?

Bhagavan:  There is a sensation and there is also dehatma buddhi.
The latter is common to both Jnani and Ajnani with this difference, that the Ajnani thinks dehaiva Atma (only the body is myself), whereas the Jnani knows all is of the Self (Atmamayam Sarvam),
or all this is Brahman (Sarvam Khalvidam Brahmam).  If there be
pain, let it be. It is also part of the Self.  The Self is Poorna (perfect).

The cause of the "I am the body" idea:-

Verse 1469: The "I am the body" mistake arises when objectification causes one to see sordid sense objects before first seeing one's
real nature.

Verse 614:  Taking the body to be "I" - an erroneous superimpostions that is like calling mother-of-pearl, silver - is
the confusion of the spinning mind.

Verse 615: The same confusion of the mind takes the perceptions
of the five senses to be real.  This results in an agitation of the mind that struggles with desires for them. 

The destruction of the "I am the body" idea:-

Verse 715:  Establish yourself in the complete perfection of your own real nature.  Do not limit yourself to the upadhi called body.

Verse 1145:  Except through the rare medicine of direct experience it is impossible to escape from the "I am the body" disease.

Verse 2761:  Unless the belief "I am the body" is completely
destroyed, true knowledge of the one Self is not possible.

Verse 2297:  The disappearance of the "I am the body" notion, the wrong understanding that causes infatuation, is the experience of the Atma Swarupam.

Verse 1221:  In the state wherein the ego, "I am the body" delusion, has ceased, both yoga and bhoga (enjoyment), without becoming two, merge together as one.

{This is explained in Guru Vachaka Kovai, Verse 62, which we shall see under GVK verses}

Arunachala Siva.