Guru wanted

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at CCO.CALTECH.EDU
Fri Sep 19 16:31:13 CDT 1997

On Fri, 19 Sep 1997, Ravi Mayavaram wrote:


> shrotriyo.avR^ijino.akaamahato yo brahmavittamaH .
> brahmaNyuparataH shaanto nirindhana ivaanalaH .
> ahetuka dayaasindhurbandhuraanamataaM sataam.h .. 33..
> "nirindhana iva analaH" is explained as "he is like a
> smouldering fire unfed by fuel". What exactly is meant by this simile?

This refers to the jIvanmukta state. When wood or coal is burnt, the fire
eventually reaches a state where all the fuel has been consumed, but the
embers continue to glow for some time. If the embers are stoked and fresh
fuel added, the fire starts up in full fury again. Other similes used
refer to the burnt cloth, in which even after all the threads are burnt,
the residue retains the shape of the cloth till it is disturbed.


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