chitta shuddhi

Anand Natarajan anandn at MYWORLDMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 4 12:10:40 CST 1999

Yes . That is correct. One use the mind to get rid of the mind.
An analogy is given that "The pyre of wood is lit by another piece of wood , but once lit, the piece of wood that was used to light the pyre is thrown into the pyre and is burnt along with it ".
The mind cannot survive a one pointed enquiry into itself because the mind lives by attachment.


On Sat, 4 Dec 1999 12:39:21    Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>On Sat, 4 Dec 1999, Anand Natarajan wrote:
>> In the work Upasesa Saram of Sri Ramana Maharashi, there are many verses indicative of what Chitta Shudhi is.
>> For example :     "Manasam tu kim margane krithe
>>                          Naiva Manasam Marga Arjavath"
>> meaning      :    "What is the mind may you enquire
>>                         There is no mind you will find."
>> To me this is the whole meaning behind chitta shudhi. When the mind
>> stuff is purified, the mind and the atman remain the same. There is no
>> break up into forms any more.
>How to reach that point is the question.  I find it interestig to note
>that in that shloka it suggests that even if in the end the mind and its
>concepts are not real it is through enquiry (an activity of the mind) that
>one can realize this.
>Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>
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