[Advaita-l] APerspective 17-2

Anbu sivam2 anbesivam2 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 05:09:05 CST 2010

Dear Sadanandaji,

Your line of arguments have been quite logical.  I am not disagreeing.

The mind is always there.  As Ramana says, one has to sink it into aathman
for it to lose its virulence.  To use his own words, the mind then becomes a
burnt rope that cannot tie.

Many came to him, and very many out of them were non-intellectuals, even
animals and birds, and they all easily attained Moksha and perhaps the world
never even knew of them except a few.  However it were the giants of
intellects including Ganapathi Muni who brought Ramana to light of the
world.  But they all had so much of sankalpas and they were happy with their
intellectual delights.  Ramana said that Naayana would be born again.

How useless is the intellect!


On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 5:44 AM, Anbu sivam2 <anbesivam2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Kuntimaddi Sadananda <
> ksadananda108 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Anbu sivam2 <anbesivam2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Dear Sadanandaji,
>> >
>> > PraNaams.
>> >
>> > Quote: "Falsification is complete only when the underlying truth behind
>> > both
>> > knower and the known is recognized."
>> >
>> > Logically correct but practically never feasible for only one exists in
>> > time
>> > (or out of it) - not both!
>> >
>> > You need *TWO* to say that one is real and the other is false.  The
>> > intellect will never apprehend the Reality, can it?
>> >
>> > shree Anbuji - PraNAms
>> What was discussed in the original post and the pervious ones as well is
>> exactly what you have stated. I request the post be read again, perhaps
>> again by those who are really want to know.
>> Mind (intellect) is needed to say that I am not the intellect. Hence the
>> declaration quoted earlier..manaeva.manushyaanaam ..from amRitabindu Up.
>> The
>> all pervading reality need not have to realize and the inert intellect
>> cannot realize. Realization is re-cognition that I am the existence
>> consciousness that I am, currently identifying with the Intellect,
>> understand that I am not the intellect, but that which is substantive of
>> both the subject and the object vRittis or thoughts that arise in the
>> intellect. This has to be done with the intellect only. With the intellect
>> alone one can apprehend the truth. Hence the statement – tat vigijnaasasva
>> or  brahma jignaasaa etc, where Brahman or atman has to be inquired, with
>> the only available instrument - the intellect only.
>> Realization is to reject the superficial names and forms of the contents
>> of
>> the vRitti that arise in the intellect and shifting attention to the sat
>> and
>> chit that is substantive for both the subject and the object. This shift
>> has
>> to be by the intellect - that is what viveka means - nitya anitya vastu
>> viveka - where intelligently shift ones attention for that which is
>> permanent and eternal substantive truth from the superficial fleeting
>> names
>> and forms or attributive contents of the vRittis or thoughts.
>> It is like I need the mirror and looking at the image in the mirror I
>> recognize that I am not the image but the original because of which the
>> image is there. without the mirror I cannot see my face. Using the iamge
>> in
>> the mirror I recognzie the orginal. Using the reflected consciousness in
>> the
>> intellect I recognize that I am the original consciousness. Using what? -
>> The intellect only. That is what viveka means - original is eternal and
>> permanent while the names and forms keep changing as attributive content
>> of
>> the vRittis. Intellect acts both as the mirror as well as instrument for
>> re-cognition for realization that I am not instrument of cognition, i.e.
>> intellect. This has been extensively discussed in the last and previous
>> posts. This is the subtlest part and that is why chitta suddhi is
>> important
>> for me to detach myself from the attributive content of the vRittis to
>> shift
>> my attention to the ever present substantive. I have to use the intellect
>> to
>> say that I am not the intellect. This is also one of the reasons why I
>> need
>> a sampradaaya teacher for Vedanta to explain this subtlety correctly.
>> Shraddhaa is the prerequisite. With this I remain.
>> Hope this helps
>> With praNAms to all
>> Hari Om!
>> Sadananda
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