Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Drg drsya viveka- verses 23 and 24

HARIH  OM 

Drg  drsya  viveka  -verses  23 and  24

                                     The  practice  of meditation  is of  two  kinds-with  duality,  or  without  duality.  Meditation  with  duality  is  again  of  two  kinds  ,that  which  is  associated  with  the  seen  and  that  which  is  associated  with  words. . Samadhi  is  divided  into  Savikalpaka  and  Nirvikalpaka . Savikalpaka  itself  can  be  divided  into  that  which  is  associated  with  an  object   and  the  other  which  is  associated  with  Vedantic  words. ,which  have  become  meaningful  due  to  sravanam  and  mananam. . In  Savikalpa  ,some  support  is  used  as  an  aid   and  there  the  focus  is  turned  on  the  unmanifest. . When  the  support  in the  form  of   thought  or  word  is  used  then  the  focus  is  turned  towards  Sat-Cit- Ananda  Brahman. 

                           Verses  24, 25  and  26  deal  with  the  first  three  samadhis   and  verses  27,  28  and  29   deal  with  the  last  three  samadhis. . In  verse  24,  the  author  says  that  the  thoughts  arising  in the  mind  like  desires  etc  are  the  seen . One  should  meditate  on the  consciousness  as  the  witness  . This  is  meditation  with  duality  associated  with  the  seen  .It  is  nothing  but  putting  the  attention  on  the  consciousness  as  the  witness  of  thoughts. ,as  they  arise  in the  mind. . These  thoughts  are  insentient  by  themselves  ,and  are  known  only  because  of  the  sakshi  chaitanyam. . So  this  meditation  is  about  putting  the  consciousness  on  the  Consciousness  Principle  . It  is  the  Consciousness  that  illumines  the  thoughts   as  'I  AM  ' illumining  every  thought  . The  phrase  ' chidananda  rupa  Sivoham  '   in the  Nirvana  Satakam  stotra  ,will  be  useful  for  this  sakshi  meditative  practice  .

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