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ULLadu Narpadu - 159
« on: June 08, 2010, 10:16:21 AM »

Sri Lakshmana Sarma in his Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad, covers
the ideas stated in ULLadu Narpadu, Verse 25:-

Verse 373:  One self-shining Consciousness, independent of all else,
which is the Real Self, is alone real.  There is no other consciousness.
Therefore, this soul is not consciousness.

Verse 374:  But the soul is taken as being conscious, due to the
admixture of the consciousness of the Real Self.  Therefore, Vedantins call this unreal soul as the illusory consciousness.

Verse 375:  Just as someone, coming uninvited at a marriage,
claiming to be a guest of the bridegroom, obtains honourable]
reception from the bride's family, so this soul is accepted at its
face value, by the ignorant.

Verse 376:  The pretended bride-groom's guest runs away on
his own accord as soon as an inquiry is started by the bride's
party, questioning "Who is he? Whence did he come?" In the
same way, the soul flees of his own accord when an inquiry is
made as to who he is, or whence he has come.

Verse 377:  This soul has really no form of his own, like a ghost haunting a house, this body; therefore [our] Guru says that he
is just a ghost appointed to guard the body.

Verse 378:  Bhagavan Sri Ramana, our Guru, makes clear the unreality of this soul, saying that when the Supreme State is won by the quest of the Self, there is no form of this soul found surviving.

Verse 379:  The first thought of the mind, is this ego-sense.  From him all other thoughts.  Hence this soul is itself mind, the subtle body, the world, worldly life, and bondage - nothing else.

Verse 380:  Both bondage and the bound one are only this soul.  There is no other who can be said to be bound.  The Real Self
is ever free and the Sole Reality.  How can it be said that He
became bound?

Verse 381:  As soon as this one named "I" is born, there is born also along with him the whole world.  When he becomes latent, the world also vanishes.  Hence the world is said to be his form.

Verse 382:  Though this great being, the Real Self, is the dearest of all and of great splendour, yet He does not shine unmistakably.  His light being stolen, as it were, by this evil one, who has the ego form.

Verse 383:  Though unreal, this one named the soul covers up the Truth of the Self.  Hence the Self being wrongly conceived through a variety of false imaginations, by the ignorant man, is as good as lost.

Verse 384:  The mass of clouds, generated by the light of the sun, does conceal the form of the sun.  In the same way this one [the soul] born as he is by the light of consciousness of the Self, conceals the Self.

Verse 388:  All loss, all vice, and all suffering are only the ego sense.  All gain, all virtue and all happiness are the extinction of the ego.

Arunachala Siva.