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Guru Vachaka Kovai

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Published by: Self Inquiry of Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharshi on Jul 17, 2012
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(Nishtha Viveka Tiran)

769. Self-abidance [atma-nishtha], which shines without
defect, alone will destroy all bondage, which is
non-Self. [On the other hand] discrimination [
viveka]
which distinguishes the real, one’s own nature, from
the unreal, is only an aid to pure desirelessness.

770. If you enquire [you will find that] you are not that [the
body] which you now take yourself to be. [Therefore]

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Sri Muruganar

enquire what you are, drown in the heart and be
directly established as ‘You are That [Self]’.

771. Knowing well that there is no permanent foothold
anywhere for the soul except in remaining merely as
the one reality, destroy desires towards everything,
but without aversion [towards anything], and abide in
the Heart as one with the supreme existence-con-
sciousness [
Sat-Chit].

772. Those who have destroyed ignorance by the clarity of
knowledge and who are established firmly in Self-
abidance [
nishtha], are completely dead-minded.
They will survive as eternal
Muktas, their mind hav-
ing been given
jiva-samadhi [i.e. having been buried
alive] at the Feet of Siva.

Michael James: The words “completely dead-minded” (chintai ara
settu) used in this verse denote the state of destruction of mind
(mano-nasa). Since when the mind thus dies it shines as Self, it
becomes eternal. Such a state of being dead while alive is denoted
by the word ‘jiva-samadhi’. The phrase “They will survive as eternal
Muktas” used in the last line of this verse denotes the state in
which the mind thus dies as mind and survives as Self. The cruci-
fixion and resurrection of Christ signifies only this. See verse 365.

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