Athmopdesa Sathakam 31

ആത്മോപദേശ ശതകം 31

ஆத்மோபதேச சதகம் 31

അനുഭവമാദിയിലൊന്നിരിക്കിലല്ലാ

തനുമിതിയില്ലിതു മുന്നമക്ഷിയേലേ

അനുഭവിയാതതുകൊണ്ടു ധര്മിയുണ്ടെ

ന്നനുമതിയാലറിവിലറിഞ്ഞേടണം

अनुभवमादियिलॊन्निरिक्किलल्ला
तनुमितियिल्लितु मुन्नमक्षियेले
अनुभवियाततुकॊण्टु धर्मियुण्टॆ
न्ननुमतियालऱिविलऱिञ्ञेटणं

அனுப⁴வமாதி³யிலொன்னிரிக்கிலல்லா
தனுமிதியில்லிது முன்னமக்ஷியேலே
அனுப⁴வியாததுகொண்டு த⁴ர்மியுண்டெ
ந்னநுமதியாலறிவிலறிஞ்ஞேடணம்

അനുഭവമാദിയിലൊന്നിരിക്കിലല്ലാ

Experiences is based on past occurance. Unless one has experienced in the past he would not know what it is when ge encounters for the first time. Unless one has tasted sugar earlier, he would not know it is sweet. If one says I have seen whale the listener if had seen a whale earlier would ask what it is. If he had seen earlier he would ask ,’ where , how big’ and similar questions. All sensual experiences are based on past experiences.

തനുമിതിയില്ലിതു

With no past experiences one cannot guess the nature, shape of anything. Thuriya state is a once for all state. One who has reached that state cannot or would not go back to jagrat or swapna state. It means that one who is in Jagrat, swapna or sushupti state cannot know the Thuriya state.

മുന്നമക്ഷിയേലേ അനുഭവിയാതതുകൊണ്ടു

Beforehand one cannot have experienced the Turia State.All human experiences are through the karmenthriya’ and Gnanenthriyas. Gurudevan uses the word ‘ akshi’ meaning eyes which is representative of karmenthriya’.

ധര്മിയുണ്ടെ ന്നനുമതിയാലറിവിലറിഞ്ഞേടണം

But Sharma’s or Guna viseshas- characteristics like shape, colour, fragrance etc are Guna viseshas of a flower. But flower does not experience these Guna viseshas. These are dharmas of flower. Flower is the Dharmi. Similarly the Athma is Dharmi and all our Gunas or worldly experiences are dharmas. Without the flower the fragrance cannot be experienced. Therefore we should know with certainty that there is A Dharmi – that is Athma. This could be only by assumption. But it is true.

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