Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Oct 2011 12:55 and updated at 21 Oct 2011 12:55


BrihadArUpa1 3 Three he designed for himself means the mind, the organ of speech and the vital force; these he designed for himself. (They say), I was absent minded, I did not see it I was absent minded, I did not hear it It is through the mind that one sees and hears. Desires, resolve, doubt, faith, want of faith, steadiness, unsteadiness, shame, intelligence and fear all these are but the mind. Even if one is touched from behind, one knows it through the mind; therefore (the mind exists). And any kind of sound is but the organ of speech, for it serves to determine a thing, but it cannot itself be revealed. Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana, Samana and Ana all these are but the vital forces. This body is identified with these with the organ of speech, the mind and the vital force.
BrihadArUpa3 26 On what do the body and the heart rest On the Prana On what does the Prana rest On the Apana. On what does the Apana rest On the Vyana. On what does the Vyana rest On the Udana On what does the Udana rest On the Samana This self is That which has been described as Not this, not this It is imperceptible, for it is never perceived; undecaying, for It never decays; unattached, for It is never attached; unfettered It never feels pain, and never suffers injury. These are the eight abodes, the eight instruments of vision, the eight deities and the eight beings. I ask you of that Being who is to be known only from the Upanishads, who definitely projects those beings and withdraws them into Himself, and who is at the same time transcendent. If you cannot clearly tell me of Him, your head shall fall off Sakalya did not know Him; his head fell off; and robbers snatched away his bones, mistaking them for something else.

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