[Advaita-l] YogAmRRitaM by R. Visvanatha Sastri - 9
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Fri Apr 1 08:29:52 CST 2005
dehendriyAdi nAstIti vAsanAntaH praveshataH .
kumbhayecca manaH kumbhaM dhyAna-pUjA-japAdibhiH .. 98 ..
Neither the body nor the senses are real (in the absolute
sense) , because vAsanAs fill them up. The mind therefore
has to be filled up (kumbhayet) by dhyAna, pUjA and japa.
maitryAdivAsanAbhishca svAtirikta-niShedhanAt .
svAtmaikya-j~nAna-siddhyarthaM svabhUmAnaM ca bhAvayet ..
svabhUmani parAnande manaH saMsthApayedbudhaH .
yogena kriyate pakvaM yathAsya dhyAnayogyatA .. 100 ..
tatrApyaikAgryasiddhyarthaM kAryo.abhyAsaH punaH punaH .
anAshrite karmaphale tvahaM bhokteti vAsanA .. 101 ..
shanaiH shanaiH shAntimeti kartRRitvamapi hIyate .
nAhaM bhokteti bhAvAcca j~nAyate nityashuddhatA .. 102 ..
phaloddeshaH pravRRittiH syAt phalatyAge hi pUrNadhIH .
phalAnyacintayanneva mano yAti ca shUnyatAM .. 103 ..
saMkalpa-prabhavAH kAmAH kShIyante ca nirindhane .
agnyupAstyAdi kAryANi nityaM naimittikaM tathA .. 104 ..
yaj~no dAnaM tapaH kAryaM na tvahaMkArataH svayaM .
shiSTAchara-pramANena shAstritaM karma-yatnataH .. 105 ..
kAryameveti bhagavAn na tattyAjyaM svarUpataH .
shAstravashyatayA kAryaM sAdhyaM yat-pouruSheNa ca .. 106..
vyavasAyAtmikA buddhiH saMpAdyAbhyAsa-pATavAt .
svaratishca yathA bhUyAt svAtiriktaM ca hIyate .. 107 ..
ahaM karteti bhAvaNAM parityajyaiva karma kuryAt . tathA
bhoktA.api na bhavati . ataH phala Asaktirna bhavati .
kAmaH kartA nAhaM karteti shruteH tadA dukha-hetushca na
bhavati ahaMkArAbhAvAt . svadharmaM cara nAham deha iti .
svasvarUpAvAptihetureva dharmaH. svarUpaM brahmaiva iti
brahma-nikaTam prAptaH upanayana-kAla eva . tadeva mantraM
sandhyA-trayeShu Avartayannapi brahma-yaj~nAdiShu
tadartha-sUcaka-sUtraM dhArayannapi svamahimA yatra
nAnubhUyate tasya dharmAnuShTAnamapi tuShAvaghAta iva
Synopsis: The glory of ones own Self. To obtain that is
svAtmaikya-j~nAna. All the vAsanAs of association or
friendship must be diverted to lead to this. The way is by
the rescension of the non-Self. The wise man fixes his mind
on the Infinite Bliss of the Self. Maturity comes from yoga
practice again and again. Undesirous of the fruit of Karma,
one does his karma with the bhAvanA: I am neither the
doer nor the experiencer. Gradually one attains peace by
persistent practice of this. Not thinking of the fruit of
karma the mind empties itself. All desires that usually
arise from the mind now vanish because of there being no
fuel for them. Even the rituals like worship of agni,
yajna, charity, tapas, etc. all can be done without the
egoistic thought coming in. The traditional karma or duties
are not to be discarded. They have to be performed. It is
the mind that has to be monitored by the intellect towards
this end. Scriptures ordain us to do our svadharma. Our
dharma is to move closer and closer to the goal of our own
Self. This Self is nothing but brahman was taught even at
the time of upanayanam. One wears the brahma-sUtra as a
testimony of that initiation into brahman, but even then
one forgets to do the right thing for the obtaining of the
Self. When this dharma is not done, of what consequence
will the performance of other dharmas be?
vairAgyaj~nAna-niShTAshcApyamRRitaM yAnti yoginaH .
sadA nAdAnusaMdhAnAddhamRRitam yAnti yoginaH .. 108 ..
manasA mana Alokya hyamRRitaM yAnti yoginaH .
svasvarUpalayo yeShAM amRRitaM yAnti yoginaH .. 109 ..
bahirantardRRishya-shAntyA hyamRRitaM yAnti yoginaH .
yatendriyAstatparAshca svamRRitaM yAnti yoginaH .. 110
amRRitaM yAntItyaupacArikameva yataH pUrvameva
sadAmRRita-madhyasthA vayaM . tadbhAvanayA
nairantaryAnusaMdhAnameva yogAtsiddhyati. ahaM veda na me
mRRityuH iti vij~nAnaM ahaM deha iti yatj~nAnaM alpaM
saMkucitaM tadeva kabalayati ..
Synopsis: Such yogis attain Immortality This is the
refrain. They read the mind by their own minds. They are
immersed in their own Glory of the Self. The words:
attain Immortality is only a formal way of saying. It is
the persistent and continued immersion in the thought of
the Self that brings success. ahaM veda na me mRRityuH is
the vedic declaration meaning I dont know death. The
significance of this statement is that the thought I am
the body is a very narrow view of oneself and it is this
thought that has to be eroded by resorting to the thought
of the Self.
PraNAms to all the advaitins on this list and to my father.
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
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