Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Knowing that which erases Sanskaras
(deep thought impressions)
Shrutanumana Pragnyabhyam Anya Vishaya Vishesharthathvath
Tajjas Sanskaraha Anyasanskarapratibandhi
We are almost at the end of the Samadhi Padaha as this year too comes to a close. Sutra 49 is very significant in telling us what the truth is. Sutra 50 tells us about the effect of being rooted in the truth, on our sub-conscious impressions that the memory part of our mind bears.
The first sutra clarifies that the purpose of this truth is away from all that we know through our sense perceptions of hearing, inference and material knowledge, fitting into the dimensions, time and space. What we see, hear touch, taste, smell and think about is behind all these perceptions and provides a support for the perception to exist and even throw light on them. Truth is Shiva or consciousness and the expressions are Shakti or the movements, sounds, emotions and feelings caused by energy. In this manner, everything is discounted as non-truth.
Once a person knows the way to hold on tightly to the truth, all the deep embedded impressions are gently erased. This truth has the power to even keep off new thought impressions from settling down in the mind The Atman begins to shine like a globe of light around a being, preventing the darkness of separate thoughts from even entering within.
- Swahilya Shambhavi.