PRABODHASUDHAKARA | " ENLIGHTENMENT "

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PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL063-70 | SRI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 158 - 165 ||


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL063 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 158 ||

That sweetness which exists in a lump of jaggery ( sugar ) , ( is there ) even in its mere atomic part .

Thus , there is no difference ( or separateness ) between the nature of jaggery and sweetness .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL064 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 159 ||

Or , there is no divided ( or different ) existence between camphor and its fragrance , in this manner .

The world is reduced to the state of the Self for those whose minds are of the ( very ) nature of the Self .

Commentary by Samvid :

When one's mind has shed the differentiation of the knower , the known and the knowing and has become of the nature of Pure Consciousness or Awareness , there arises the perfect non-dual experience wherein the One Self shines everywhere . The world also is the Self .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL065 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 160 ||

If the experience of that state which arises at the end of the waking state ( and ) at the beginning of sleep , becomes firm within , then one surely obtains a unique ( or non-dual ) bliss .

Commentary by Samvid :

The author gives a commonplace experience which invariably escapes our attention and inquiry .

In this threshold between waking and sleep , the mind no longer cogitates but , becomes quiescent .

Unconsciousness or sleep has not yet set in . Here , one is just aware without any thought . Rarely does this state last even for a second .

It is quickly veiled by ignorance in the form of sleep or unconsciousness .

It is possible to enter this quiescent state of the mind during meditative practice when the student makes considerable progress .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL066 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 161 ||

In the exceedingly deep , large and shoreless ocean of Knowledge that is Consciousness-Bliss , a series of waves which are individual souls , undulating by the winds of ( past ) actions , becomes manifest .

Commentary by Samvid :

The One Pure Consciousness which is the Ultimate Reality is profound , vast and unlimited .

Waves of individualized consciousness appear in the vast ocean of Undifferentiated Consciousness , impelled , as it were , by the winds of action of Karman .

It is to be noted that this action or Karman derives from the illusive Power or Energy ( ie Maya ) of the Ultimate Reality .

The waves are not different from the ocean .

When the effect of Maya ceases , there is only the One vast , limitless ocean of Pure Existence-Consciousness-Bliss .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL067 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 162 ||

When the Sun of Consciousness is risen and blazing with very hot rays , there appears quite falsely , on all sides , the mirage of various kinds of individual souls .

Commentary by Samvid :

This verse explains the multiplicity of individual souls in a manner different from that of the previous verse .

From the Absolute standpoint , the Sun of Pure Consciousness alone exists . Individual souls are just appearances , as real as the mirage .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL068 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 163 ||

When that ( Pure Consciousness ) is not perceived within , this world throbs ( or becomes manifest ) near .

( But ) , when that ( Pure Consciousness ) is perceived even once , ( the world ) which is of the nature of non-existence ( or unreality ) vanishes somewhere .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL069 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 164 ||

One , who is immersed in the ocean of Supreme Bliss ( which is Pure Consciousness ) is full within and without , like a pot immersed for a long time in a large deep cavity of the river Ganga .


PRABODHASUDHAKARA | SEL070 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA

|| 15 | " ENLIGHTENMENT " | 165 ||

There is neither you , nor me , nor the world ,
to those whose minds are immersed in HARI ,

Who is Fuller than the full ,
Who is Higher than even the highest ,
Whose furthest limit is unknown ,

Who is the vast ocean of nectar in the form of Pure
Consciousness devoid of waves , undulations and the like ,

Who has the splendour of the very bright quarters
and the sky in which have appeared ten million suns ,

Whose One essence is innate Bliss ,
Who is the Supreme Spirit .

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