Thursday, May 25, 2006

Panchadasi-Chapter 1-Verses 29 and 30

Hari Aum

Prostrations to my Guru. Prostrations to All.


te paraag darshinaH pratyak tattva bodha vivarjitaaH.
kurvate karma bhogaaya karma kartu.n cha bhu~njate .. 29..

They see only external things and are devoid of the knowledge of their true inner nature. They perform actions for enjoyments and again they enjoy performing action.


nadyaa.n kiiTaa iv aavartaad aavarta antaram aashu te .
vrajanto janmano janma labhante naiva nirvR^itim.h .. 30..

They go from birth to birth, as worms that have slipped into a river are swept from one whirlpool to another and never attain peace.

According to Upanishads, Brahman alone exists. The real nature of Jiva is Brahman only. But because of ignorance which is only an illusion in the reality, jiva doesn’t know his own nature. So because of ignorance the world and the objects of the world seem to be real and hence the jiva desires for them. To fulfill his desire and to enjoy, the jiva performs action and enjoys the results of the action. The results may lead to more action and thus the jiva enjoys doing action for the sake the enjoyment of the results that come out of the action. Thus “Ignorance-Desire-Action” are the three knots of the jiva which thus forms the samsaara. As long as there are desires for worldly objects in the minds, there cannot be any peace and hence would be running all around the world in search of the happiness. Thus because of desires which is the effect of the ignorance of ones own nature of the Self, the jiva goes from birth to birth.

The only way that one can overcome Samsaara is realization of ones own Self. The desire that come in the mind is effect of the ignorance of ones own nature. Because of ignorance there is always a thought incompleteness and thus desires of something so that he can be complete. As the objects of the world are limited, they cannot give the completeness. Hence the desires never end and hence the Jiva goes birth to birth in fulfilling the desires. Ignorance is never real it is only an illusion in the Reality. It only seemingly exists. When the jiva realizes ones own nature of Self, then the there will be no ignorance and hence no desires. When ignorance vanishes with the realization of ones own Self then there is no samsaara also and realizes that there never was samsaara before, only thing that exists is Bliss.

Prostrations to all

Hari Aum



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