By Munagala S.Venkataramiah

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi frequently quoted from the Tripura Rahasya and regarded it to be one of many maximum works explaining the normal teachings of Advaita. This booklet isn't to be picked up,read via and positioned away.The verses are choked with Divine nectar in order to quench the thirst of any earnest seeker who time and again displays on their that means and in correct earnest,attempts to enforce the educating. during this interesting scripture,through tales and analogies,the whole spectrum of religious pursuit and attainment is specified by transparent terms.Every sadhaka,serious approximately reaching the excellent aim of life,should follow him or herself to the lessons of the Tripura Rahasya.

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That same lord, my foster-father, will soon be here. Salute him and hear him with humility; your desire will be fulfilled, and you may leave here in the morning. 24 Tripura Rahasya 41. Having heard her and becoming enamoured of her, he was silent for fear of giving offence; yet he became distressed in mind. 42-46. Noticing that the prince was love-stricken, that highly accomplished girl continued: Bravo Prince! Be steady! My father is about to come. Tell him all. As she was saying this Vyaghrapada, the great saint, arrived, carrying a basket of flowers culled from the forest for worship.

He had drinks, things to be licked, to be sucked, and to be masticated; juicy things, some refreshing like nectar, others sweet, sour, pungent or astringent, some decoctions of similar flavours, and so on. He tasted them all. 76-79. The last son took the father to his home and treated him with fruits and flowers, with various scented grasses, herbs and things of different odours, sweet or putrescent, mild or acrid; others stimulating or soporific and so on. In this manner, he enjoyed himself uninterruptedly, one way or another, in one mansion or another, being pleased with some and repulsed by others.

Already of disreputable heredity, and now infatuated by love for, and tossed about by his wicked wives and sons, he has been living with them in all kinds of places, good and bad, in forests with woods or thorny bushes and infested with wild beasts, in deserts burning hot, in icy tracts pierced by cold, in putrid ditches or in dark holes and so on. Chapter V 47 135. Again and again my friend was stricken with grief on account of her son’s calamities and nearly died with sorrow. 136. I too, though sane and clear by nature, dear, got involved in the affairs of her family and became sad also.

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