[Advaita-l] Be Still - A message from Thāyumānavar
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 05:37:15 CDT 2016
Summaniru manave nee brahmanaaguve.
In the gita sixth chapter we have ...yogaarudhasya tasyaiva shamah
So already a step towards silence is taught: shamah.
In taittiriya bhrugu is asked 'tapasaa Brahma vijignaasasva' for which
Shankara cites a Mahabharata verse: kaayendriyaanaam hi aikaagryam paramam
The one pointedness of the body mind organs is the highest tapas.
gita: maunam aatma vinigrahah.
Shravna ends in nididhyasanam which is anyaa vaacho vimunchata. Naanu
dhyayaan bahuun shabdah.
That is what summaa iru means.
Viveka chudamani: yogasya prathaman dvaaram vaangnirodhah.
All sadhanas are aimed at quietening the mind.
Others can add more inputs.
On Sep 28, 2016 3:47 PM, "Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Hare Krishna
> Nice to see the similarity of Chitta referenced here to the Turiyan (
> Chitta ) spandana.. (चित्तेक्षणीयत्वात्* , *चित्तमेव )
> > Now the question is whether 'Be still' is an approved traditional
> method to establish oneself in brahman?? To realize brahman, saMpradAya
> recommends shAstra vAkya shravaNa, manana and nidhidhyAsana, in other words
> it prescribes a method that has to be continuous in our manas i.e mAnasa
> kriya, whereas 'be still' seems asking us to do nothing!! Where shravaNAdi
> sAdhana fits in this practice or method of 'chumma iru' or 'be still' ??
> Whether is this (be still) state which is ultimate state like 'nirvishesha'
> 'niravayavatva' of brahman 'after' doing shravaNAdi traditional sAdhana OR
> 'be still' method does not call for any traditional sAdhana like vedAnta
> vAkya shravaNAdi sAdhana?? If it is latter then it is untraditional way of
> doing sAdhana from which we don’t get brahma jnana because in tradition
> ONLY vAkya ( in shabda pramANa) janita jnana would fetch us the ultimate
> svarUpa jnana nothing else. NAnyaH pathA ayanAya vidyate..is the veda
> Would like to know how 'summa-iru' and nAn yaar (who am I) are
> traditionally accepted method to do brahma jignAsa. Any pointer would be
> highly appreciated.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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