Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sadguru Nannagaru explains verse 37 of Aksharamanamala - Source: 23-11-88 Srungavruksham

Sadguru Nannagaru explains verse 37 of Aksharamanamala

Happiness lies in peaceful repose enjoyed when resting in the Self. Beyond speech indeed is Thy prowess resting in the Self. Beyond speech indeed is this my State, Oh Arunachala!

Oh! Arunachaleswara, I have become lazy not being of any use to this world. I have transcended the dualities. I have transcended the ignorance and ego. Whatelse do I have other than the state of blissful sleep? We all try to earn honour and fame. Does Ramanaswami have anything to earn? Does he have others in order to earn fame from them? So he has nothing to work. A Jnani has nothing to work on this earth. If a Jnani has any work to perform, he cannot be called as Jnani. What is blissful sleep? We are all happy and blissful in deep sleep. All of us desire sleep. Why? It is for the sake of bliss and happiness. If we are unable to sleep, we use sleeping pills. The peace that we cant get from the senses, mind, money, fame and education is experienced in deep sleep. So there is an unknown bliss in deep sleep which every Jiva craves for. So I have nothing else to earn other than having a deep sleep state says the bride Ramana to the bridegroom Arunachaleswara. All of us are sleeping well. But what Ramanaswami means here is that we all should sleep well in the waking state. There should be the consciousness pertaining to waking state and the bliss relating to deep sleep- this is what is meant by blissful sleep. Does a woman consider herself as a woman in deep sleep? No. Does a man consider herself as a man in deep sleep? No. Does an Indian consider himself as an Indian in deep sleep? No. Does an American consider himself as an American in deep sleep? No. Does a Russian consider himself as a Russian in deep sleep? No. Only you exist in deep sleep but not the illusions created by you. There is neither ego nor nation nor sex nor color in deep sleep. But you exist in deep sleep. Once you wake up from sleep, you say I have slept well. If you dont exist in deep sleep, how can you say so? You exist but not your illusions in the deep sleep. Does your Jesus Christ or  Mohammad or Rama or Krishna or any other god exist in deep sleep? No. The world itself doesn't exist in deep sleep. It is because you have world in the waking state, you are searching for God. Attaining such blissful sleep state ie transcending dualities and securing oneness alone is my goal. It is only the true state. It is only the eternal state, the eternal peace and liberation. It is only my goal. Does Ramana swami need anything related to this world? No. He is untouched by all the things related to the world. As far as the world is concerned, he has died. Therefore Ramanaswami is referring himself as lazy. He is above this world. Ramana Maharishi is bodiless, mindless and godless. The question of god arises only when you identify yourselves with a body. But once Self Realization is secured there is no question of either body or world or god. Who is Ramana Maharishi? He is bodiless, mindless and worldless. You must stay in the world and secure the worldless state. So Bhagavan says: What else is my goal other than securing such a state? Do I have any other destination or ideal other than liberation? No.

Source: 23-11-88 Srungavruksham

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