PANCHADASI--- part 56

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E textext source- 76.On acquiring knowledge the aspirant experiences unbroken satisfaction and a feeling of having accomplished all that was to be accomplished. He becomes liberated in life and awaits the wearing-out of his fructifying Karma.
77. On the other hand, a believing man, putting his faith in the teachings of his teacher and without practising enquiry, should meditate on the object prescribed without being distracted by other thoughts.
78. He should continue the practice of meditation until he realises himself to be identical with his object of meditation and then continue this thought till death.
79. A certain Brahmachari used to go for alms keeping in his mind his identity with the vital air within him.
80. Meditation depends on the will of a man whether he is to do or not to do or to do it in a different way. One should therefore always continue the thought current.
81. A student, diligent in reciting the Vedas, reads or recites them even in his dreams through the force of habit. Similarly, one who practises meditation, continues it even in his dreams.
82. Giving up contrary thoughts, if a man ceaselessly meditates, he meditates even in his dreams because of the deep impression.
83. There is no doubt that while experiencing the results of his fructifying Karma a man, because of his strong impression, is able to meditate without intermission, just as a man attached to worldly objects always thinks of them.
84. A woman devoted to a paramour, though engaged in household duties, will all the time be dwelling in mind on the pleasures with him.
85. While enjoying in mind the pleasure of the company of her lover, her household duties though not much disturbed, are managed indifferently.
86. The woman with attachment to a paramour cannot fully do the work as a woman attached to her domestic duties does, with enthusiasm.
87. Similarly, a man who practises meditation one-pointedly, indifferently performs his worldly affairs; but a man who has realised the truth fulfils his worldly duties well, as they do not come in conflict with his knowledge.
88. This world is illusory, Maya and the Self is by nature pure consciousness. How can such knowledge be opposed to his worldly activities ?
89. To perform activities, the world need not be thought real nor Self as insentient matter. To do so the right means only are necessary.
90. These means are the mind, the speech, body and external objects. They do not disappear on enlightenment. So why can’t he engage himself in worldly affairs ?
91. If he controls and concentrates his mind, he is a meditator and not a knower of truth. To know a pot the mind need not be controlled.
92. (Doubt): A pot once known by a modification of intellect, Vritti, remains so always. (Reply): Is not the self-illumined Self also ever manifest ?
93. (Doubt): Does the self-luminous property of the Self give you the knowledge of Brahman ? The Vritti with Brahman as the object is the cognition of truth, but the Vritti perishes in a moment. (Reply): This objection also applies to the cognition of a pot.
94. (Doubt): Once an intellectual conviction of the pot’s existence is established, the cognition (Vritti) of the pot perishes. Afterwards it can be recognised at the will of the cogniser. (Reply): The same applies to the cognition of the Self.
95. Once the nature of the Self has been conclusively determined, the knower can speak of it, think of it or meditate on it at will.
96. (Doubt): The knower too, like a meditator, forgets worldly affairs in his contemplation. (Reply): Let him forget. This forgetfulness is due to his meditation and not because of his knowledge of the Self.
97. Meditation is left to his will, for his release has been achieved through knowledge. From knowledge alone comes release. This the scriptures announce with drum-beats.
98. (Doubt): If a knower does not meditate, he would be drawn to external affairs. (Reply): Let him happily engage himself in them. What is the objection for a knower to be so
engaged ?
99. (Doubt): This sort of reasoning is wrong, for there the scriptures will be violated. (Reply): If so, what is right reasoning please ? (Doubt): Right reasoning is to follow the injunctions and prohibitions of the scriptures. (Reply): But they do not apply to the enlightened.
100. All these injunctions and prohibitions are meant for those who believe themselves to belong to a certain caste or station and stage of life.

robert's picture

Until when?

How many blog posts are you going to copy-paste with this text? 60? 80? 200?

Haven't you suspected for a moment that maybe this cumbersome flooding of endless dissected text is not appropriate for this medium?

Haven't you suspected for a moment that maybe this cumbersome flooding of endless dissected text is posing a nuisance to people that try to follow the blog posts of writers in this site?

Do you really think anyone is actually reading that?

If it appears somewhere else why for god sake duplicate it?

robert | Thu, 03/19/2009 - 22:29
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How Many ?

Thanks for your post here.
Your post itself shows that you read them,even if not so avoid them,may be others are reading them and getting benefit from them.
I am doing a productive work,you may or may not agree with me,but this is not my problem.
People/Seekers are definitely getting benefit from them and getting their answer from them as all posts are well noted and admired as Milestone in the field of Spirituality.

I know my reply will not be as per you,but this is my reply and I will continue on same line.
And about how many ? for that i would say i do not know.
Thanks once again for your concern.
With Love & smile

madan_gautam | Fri, 03/20/2009 - 10:50