msr at REDDY20.TAMU.EDU
Tue May 26 18:57:32 CDT 1998
On Tue, 26 May 1998, Dr. M. Giridhar wrote:
> To cultivate dispassion thus requires constant discrimination
>between the real and the unreal and also an attitude of bhakti towards the
>Supreme (Self, or Guru or Ishvara). The desire towards objects would
>automatically drop off when the above is followed with intensity. How ?
>Kanchi periyava gives an example in his book 'The voice of divinity'.
>Maybe you have seen a bundle of logs tied by a rope. Sometimes it is
>difficult to remove the rope. Therefore, another rope is taken and the
>logs are bound more tightly. The old rope becomes 'loose' and
>automatically falls off. Similarly, when attachment towards Ishvara is
>cultivated, the attachment one has to objects falls off.
Thanks for quoting this. kAnchi periyavar gave this nice explanation
with regard to the beautiful kuRaL
paRRuga paRRaRRAn paRRinai appARRai
paRRuga paRRa vidaRku
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