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ULLadu Narpadu - 155
« on: June 04, 2010, 12:04:29 PM »

Muruganar, in his Guru Vachaka Kovai, covers this message of Verse
25 in a few verses:

Verse 405:  The Jiva suffers by getting caught in the misery of samsara, because of the bewilderment brought about by veiling,
the error of know knowing his real nature, the Self.  Therefore, practice
in heart, without a break, the sadhana of vichara that bestows true
Jnana, by inquiring, "Who is he "I" who suffers?"

Verse 406:  By contact with the philosopher's stone, the self enquiry
performed unflaggingly every day in a systematic way, the Jiva, whose form is the ghost-like ego, will shine as Siva Swarupam,
pure consciousness, losing the verdigris, which is then mind-defilement, the ghost-nature.

Muruganar adds his comments here:

In this very verse enquiry is equated with the philosopher's stone
and the mind-defilement with verdigris [the green coloured chemical that forms on copper when it weathers].  By implication, the Jiva is copper and Sivam is gold.  As this is not explicitly stated, this verse has a partially expressed metaphor.  Since the ego has ghost-like qualities, it is compared to a ghost.

Bhagavan says in Verse 25 ULLadu Narpadu:  Holding a form, it rises.  Holding a form, it stays.  Holding and feeding on form it thrives.  Leaving one form, it takes gold of another.  When sought, it takes to flight.  Such is the ego-ghost, with no form of its own.

The mind-defilement [chitta-mala] refers to the ego-defilement
[anava-mala] since it [the ego] is the one that has the ghost-nature.  By mentioning the removal of anava-mala, there is no further need to mention the removal of the other two defilements, karma and maya.  Why not?  Because the destruction of anava, the ego, includes the destruction of the other two.

Verse 407:  The Jiva, the son of God, forgetting his real nature,
suffers, crying and lamenting.  If he zealously enquires, "Who is
the "I" who suffers? and thereby abides in the Heart, he will then realize his glorious nature, his complete identity with his father,
who is the Self.

Verse 408:  The wealth of divine grace, the unvarying true Jnana,
remains forever, within the every Jiva, as its very nature.  The purpose of tapas is to know that wealth, remains merged within you, and to experience it fully.  It is not for creating it [the Jnana]

Verse 409:  Restraining the ignorance ego-mind within the Heart so that it does not wander in concert with the five senses, and confining it there so that it becomes established as one with pure Sivam -- this is the nature of true tapas.  Thus say, those who are perfected in true tapas.

Arunachala Siva.