[Advaita-l] Kutchu and his glasses - realising Brahman
pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 06:08:06 CDT 2008
On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 4:23 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The story of the necklace - The man who was wearing necklace went to visit
> his friend who was fascinated by the necklace and wanted to see. The man
> gave it to him to examine. When he returned home, he could not find his
> necklace on his neck and thinking that he forgot in his friend's house, he
> ran back - When his friend pointed out that the necklace that he was
> searching was on his neck only, all the time, while he came running all the
> way in search of it. He had to run all the way back to discover that he
> never lost the necklace. Was that running necessary?
> The running was necessary to find out that the running was not necessary.
> If he did not run back to his friend-teacher he would not have discovered
> that what he was searching for is with himself.
> Saadhana is necessary to discover that saadhana was not necessary since
> the truth is a self-evident fact. But that self-evident fact becomes
> self-evident only after saadhana or after mind is prepared to reexamine the
> issue correctly - or what is called chitta sudhhi. This is the same problem
> with Marko's meaningless one-liners. They become meaningful only if one
> understands the problem correctly and if and when one understands the
> problem correctly, then those meaningless one-liners, will remain as
> meaningless, since they are after the fact.
Thanks for the nice story and the comments!
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