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ULLadu Narpadu - 116
« on: May 22, 2010, 10:37:43 AM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma covers the purport of Verse 20, in some of his
verses in Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad.

Verse 229:  Devotion is of two kinds, as being with sense of separateness and with sense of non difference.  The former is
prescribed for the unrefined and the latter is excellent for the well-
refined ones.

Verse 230:  If one, considering Him, who is only the Self, as other
than oneself, worships Him in a form and by a name, then in course of time, through the clarification of his intellect, he surely reaches
Supreme State.  There is no doubt about this.

Verse 231:  "If a man adores God, who is nameless and formless
through names and in a form, he will be liberated from the bondage due to names and forms," such is the Teaching of Bhagavan Ramana.

Verse 232:  The man, who meditates with devotion on God with a form, being endowed with the divine temperament, will attain the same state of deliverance, which one attains meditating as formless.

Verse 233:  One may adore that One Being by any name and in any form as he likes.  Among the forms of the Supreme One, the wise one, whose mind is pure, will not see any superiority or inferiority.

Verse 235:  Of all the forms of God, the best is the Sage, who does not consider Him as other than the Self.  Indeed the Sage, who is the Guru, is the second of the three forms of divine grace.

Verse 237:  Also, there is the text of the Upanishads, that one who wants to deliverance, must worship the Knower of the Self.  If he thinks of Him, the Sage, who is the Guru, as other than God, that thought will obstruct his path.

Verse 239L  The devotee yearns to see the form of god as conceived by Himself, sometimes, he may even see that very form.  But this vision is transitory and hence unreal.

Verse 240:  Being himself that very Supreme Being, but regarding Him as other than the Self through ignorance, he strives through devotion to obtain visions of Him.  Is there anything more surprising than this?           

Arunachala Siva.