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Sharapova Finally Returns to Quarterfinals -
Maria Sharapova defeated Nadia Petrova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, to advance to the quarterfinals of the United States Open for the first time since she won the event in 2006.
Dear visitors: Eugene will taste a little different, but there’s a lot to savor
Pralaya, Stithti and Srishti or Universal destruction of Matter, Maintenance/Sustenance of them and creation/existence of Properties are the instrumental or efficient cause - Nimitta and Upadan karana of Narayana - His form and formless Feature is so described in Bhagvat Purana. This dialogue is a continuation of conversation between Nine Yogishwaris and King Nimi on the highest meaning of Vedanta.
We are made by Him, all the matter elements are created by Narayana, but Narayana himself is without cause.
When pointedly asked as to the swarup of narayana, Pippalayan maharshiji, responds that narayana is the witness/observer, sakshi, of our waking, Sleep and Dream state. On the 4th state, Turiya, same is he as in absorption mode, Samadhi..the highest form of concentration/Meditation.
By the cause of His existence, body, senses, life, conscience - all of them are able to work, perform but without Him, ears don’t hear, tongue don’t speak, legs wont walk. etc., Remember that the name of Narayana is that highest Reality, Tattva Gyan, the supreme truth.
In that highest realization, there is no flight of mind and speed of speech; Eyes cant see Him, Intellect fails to think, let alone vital life - Prana - and senses seem to work. One can not go even nearer. Nisedh, Neti, neti.. Distinction, differences or association - Vyatirek and Anyaya helps but does not get there; what gets there is your Soul, existence of your soul and self-realization….
When there was no beginning, He alone was. To ascertain/investigate and understand the beginning, three nature of Guna, sattva, raja and tama are said to be responsible; and was explained. They are the true state.
Further explained was Gain, the acquisition of Knowledge. The knowledge of Kutastha- that I was asleep. Kutastha is the supreme soul, the unchangeable, remaining same perpetually…..the master of the state of sleep, dream and awakening. That I talked in waking state, in memory, that I saw a dream and that I slept so well…..The Kutastha is the supreme knower, so is the knowledge of soul…It is immortal, indivisible very solid so to say…Perhaps your accumulated thoughts, the mental power, the Chitta, as such.
However, Narayana is not the subject of gain, achievement, gain is when gained is other than you. He is you.
It needs a lot of severe devotion, severe devotion alone, like Fire destroys all the accumulated sins of Chitta, such as our likes and dislikes, the mala, the dirt that has not been cleaned from your conscience. Devotion, nevertheless, cleans all the attached debris of your conscience which were the product of Guna and Karma… the nature and work that you did, attached with your body, senses, intellect, etc.,
When conscience, the inner observer of the mind gets cleaned, the soul is realized, otherwise not. We only crave with a guna, and we never find it.
Whe we are able to logically connect the cause and effect of Hetu and sadhya, then we become our true self.
So said Pippalyan maharshi ji.
If winter comes can spring be far behind! — wrong side of my mind