Sunday, December 30, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 335


However, those who look only at the word-sequence of the mahAvAkyas, are likely to misunderstand them as saying : ‘The person who is in this jIva-bhava is calling himself Brahman’ - instead of correctly understanding: ‘It is Brahman that is this jIvAtmA’.

But when the mahAvakya comes forth from the mouth of the Guru it creates no such confusion. Because it says: ‘That is what you are’ and clearly implies ‘That has become you’. In fact it indicates “Without you there is nothing to be called ‘I’”. And thus modesty is automatically oozing out here.


1 comment:

  1. You do a great job so very well.
    Many sincere thanks to you for that; May I request you to publish for viewers such as I, some photographs of Sri MahaPeriva while at NorthMadras Asthika sabha at "SriRama" Chennai in Tondiarpet during 1956-58. I could not get to see them anywhere. I was blessed to be there which was near my house as a teenaged boy, and I cherish my memories each day, I request your help very humbly
    Namaskaram from Mani from USA