Wednesday, April 30, 2008

the lamp of knowledge



Anukampartham, out of compassion; tesam eva,
for them alone, anxious as to how they may have bliss; aham, I;
atmabhavasthah, residing in their hearts-atmabhavah means the seat
that is the heart; being seated there itself; nasayami, destroy;
tamah, the darkness; ajnanajam, born of ignorance, originating from
non-discrimination, the darkness of delusion known as false
comprehension; jnana-dipena, with the lamp of Knowledge, in the form
of discriminating comprehension; i.e. bhasvata, with the luminous lamp
of Knowledge-fed by the oil of divine grace resulting from devotion,
fanned by the wind of intensity of meditation on Me, having the wick
of the intellect imbued with the impressions arising from such
disciplines as celibacy etc., in the receptacle of the detached mind,
placed in the windless shelter of the mind withdrawn from objects and
untainted by likes and dislikes, and made luminous by full
Illumination resulting from the practice of constant concentration and
meditation.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dr.Shyam:

First, let me congratulate on the wonderful choice of images that accompany the articles on your blog! They are visually pleasing !

now , on the subject of Lamp of Knowledge, MAY I POST TWO VERSES FROM may i post two verses from Adi Shankara Bhagvadapada's Atma Bodha ?

A pot or jar is illuminated by a glowing lamp

And can not illuminate by themselves being inert for sure

The mind and sense organs are illuminated by the soul

That is the only one that can illuminate being pure ( 29)

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A lamp that is glowing does not need another lamp

That can illuminate its own light

Likewise the soul is knowledge by itself

Does not need other knowledge to make it further bright! (30)

Hari OM!

Anonymous said...

When the sun and the moon have both set, the fire has gone out, and speech has stopped, Yajnavalkya, what exactly serves as the light for a man ?’ ‘The self serves as his light. It is through the light of the self that he sits, goes out, works and returns.’ ‘It is just so, Yajnavalkya’.

BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD

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