parents and marriage

swamy swarna swamyswarna at YAHOO.COM
Thu Apr 4 10:34:00 CST 2002

hari om. In Gita, Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that He is
the Doer, the Deed and the Observer too. Similarly in
Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, "Yagno, Yagnapatir Yagna,
Yagnango, Yagnavahana" refers to the same idea so
elaborately given by Sri Sadanananda. Since analogies,
though not perfect do help to clarify an idea, here
are a few more.

A water drop separated from the mass of water has a
separate boundary, caused by surface tension. IF the
water drop had a consciousness, it would certainly
feel different from the massive body, but when brought
together, it just merges without a trace.

A ray of light emanating from Sun 'feels' far away
from its origin, but when it strikes a surface it is
reflected or scattered back to its origin. Of course
in scattering only a small part reaches the starting

Thus all of us, though part of the same Brahman, feel
different because of our ego, which itself is a
product of maya, which makes us forget our true

Intellectual understanding of this truth is the first
step in experiencing the truth, it seems. So, we are
on the right path.

swamy sv

--- kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at YAHOO.COM>
> -
> > From: "Prasad Balasubramanian"
> <besprasad at LYCOS.COM>
> > > Whats the meaning  "so are you" here - why do
> you
> > say that
> > > I'm Maya. Am I not bramhan ?  Kindly explain.
> > > Is it not the relationship and the attachments
> > thats maya ?
> > > Putting namaskaaram - I'm seriously thinking on
> > how it could
> > > be considered Maya. If everything is bramhan
> then
> > one doing/saying
> > namaskaram
> > > to any other is neither meaningful nor
> > meaningless. Kindly explain this
> > > too as I'm trying to learn.
> Shree Balasubramanian
> In Brahman there are no internal differences. it is
> one without a second.  From Gold point there are no
> ornaments - ring, bangle etc.
> Any existence of a second is only from appearence
> point and the appearence of duality or plurality is
> maaya.  Taking that apparent plurality as reality is
> moha or delusion.
> You and the ones to whom you are putting
> namaskaarama
> and the namaskaarama itself are all part of the
> duality.  From the point of Brahman, these dualities
> cease.  That you notice the duality automatically
> means you are already in the maaya.  Now you are
> asking the quesion about the reality of this duality
> and giving reality to that duality is moha.  In the
> realization of that eveything Brahman, even the
> questioner and the questions which are part of
> dualty
> ceases. No further communication - period. I am -
> existence is my nature one without a second even to
> communicate.That is paramaarthika satyam or satyasya
> satyam to be realized.
> The rest is only an apprence and your very question
> implies you are taking the apparence as real.  -
> There
> is statement - one who does not take life seriously
> is
> a fool.  one who seriously takes like seriously is
> intelligent but one who seriously does not take life
> seriously is wise.  He plays  the game of life
> recognzing that is just a play. But he seriously
> plays.  Playing itself is fun provided we play
> correctly and follwing the rules of the game.
> Otherwise it is a bad sport and there is no fun in
> that.  Playing itself is for a playing sake.  When
> we
> take the play too seriously then we run into problem
> and play is no more fun.  Vyavahaara has to be
> played
> in its sphere follwing the rules of the game. Why
> should I follow the rules of the game - becuase I
> expect others to follow the rule of the game too. If
> people do not follow the rules of the game then
> there
> is no fun in that game.
>  Why should I respect others - because I expect
> others
> to respect me - that is what we call dharma.  What I
> expect others to do to me I have to do to others and
> what I expect others not to do me, I should not do
> to
> others.  I expect others to be kind to me, forgive
> my
> mistakes, be compassionate etc etc and not to lie to
> me, not to steal my property etc etc - these are all
> part of the rules of the vyavyahaara and rules of
> the
> game of life - what is called dharma. satyam vada,
> dharma chara, maatR^idevo bhava etc are all part of
> the rules of the game of life or vyavahaara. Each
> society makes their own rules - what we call values
> and there are universal values, temporal values and
> personal values.  Conflicts come when we expect
> others
> to follow the values but we ourselves compromize the
> values.
> That there is only one Brahman and there is nothing
> other than brahman is knowledge.  Please think over
> deeply of the analogy I gave about the fundamenal
> particles and difference in assemblage.  One is
> precious and other or not is a value system that one
> associates due to one interest of utility etc.  All
> that is again part of vyavahaara.  All dualities
> exist
> in maaya only.
> Game is not real then why should I follow the rules
> if
> one ask all it means that you are not sport. If you
> want to play the game then you have to follow the
> rules of the game. Otherwise the rules of the game
> demand that the one who is not following the rules
> will be thrown out of that game.
> Please think deeply - these are analogies provided
> to
> make one think deeper and most of the confusion is
> trying to mix the reference states.
> Hari OM!
> Sadananda
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