[Advaita-l] Be Still - A message from Thāyumānavar

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 06:28:47 CDT 2016

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms
> 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!!

Rather, for one who has gone through the traditional method of SMN (like
most of us here in this group), and interested in reading the teachings of
our saints or sages, will surely share advaitic content in such Teachings.
This is only for mananam.
You can't help, but share, if Turiyan generates advaitic knowledge (Chitta
spandana) from such Teachings as well :)
You can't be a nishEdhi or nirOdhi saying, will only share if coming from
Sruti or bhAshya :)

All your questions are valid, if the intent or context is something else ..

> 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 declaration.
> 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!!!
> bhaskar

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