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Garland of Guru's Sayngs

Table of Contents



      Invocation to the Guru                           1
      Name and Genesis of this Treatise                4
      This Treatise But Restores                       8
      Author's Humble Apology                         10
      Dedication                                      12
      The Author                                      13


PART I - THE QUEST

 Ch.  Verse                                         Page
       Invocation                                     14
  1.   Actuality of the World                         19
  2.   Unreality of the World                         63
  3.   Allurement of the World                        71
  4.   Aridity of the World                           75
  5.   Playing One's Role in the World                81
  6.   Illusory Appearances (Vivarta)                 83
  7.   Doctrine of No Birth (Ajata)                  100
  8.   Why Diverse Theories of Creation              102
  9.   Part Played by God                            103
 10.   The Three Prime Entities                      110
 11.   Veiling (Tiroda)                              116
 12.   Individuality (Vyakti)                        118
 13.   Wrong Identification                          125
 14.   The Pandit                                    132
 15.   The Poet                                      138
 16.   Futility of Mere Learning                     141
 17.   Truth of Vedanta                              148
 18.   The Course of Prarabdha                       150
 19.   The Power of Prarabdha                        153
 20.   False Jiva and Self ...                       154
 21.   Strength of Vasanas                           155
 22.   The Ego-Knot                                  156
 23.   The Ego's Strength                            161
 24.   The Ego's Dance                               166
 25.   Treachery to the Self                         177
 26.   Heaven and Hell                               178
 27.   Terror of Hell (Naraka)                       180
 28.   Victory over Naraka                           181
 29.   Turning Inward                                184
 30.   The Kingdom of God                            194
 31.   Sivahood                                      197
 32.   Non-Difference of Hari and Hara               200
 33.   Sakti and Siva                                201
 34.   Siva-Worship                                  204
 35.   Meaning of Prostration                        207
 36.   Image-Worship                                 208
 37.   Sacred Ashes (Vibhuti)                        209
 38.   Riding the Bull                               214
 39.   Sakti and Santi                               215
 40.   Macro and Micro                               218
 41.   Desire for Thaumaturgic Powers (Siddhis)      219
 42.   True Immortality                              225
 43.   Elixir for Immortality                        230
 44.   Body-Preservation                             232
 45.   Of Non-Attachment                             236
 46.   Awareness IS Detachment                       243
 47.   Mind's Puissance                              244
 48.   Inner Purity                                  245
 49.   Of  Death                                     247
 50.   Locus of Life                                 249
 51.   The Heart                                     253
 52.   The True Guru                                 266
 53.   Guru's Grace                                  275
 54.   Certitude                                     288
 55.   The Left-Over (Uchishtam)                     301
 56.   Reverence to the Guru                         304
 57.   Guru's Greatness                              321
 58.   Of Satsang                                    328
 59.   The Greatness of Devotees                     333
 60.   Of Brahma-Vidya (Knowledge of Brahman)        336
 61.   The Living Truth in Religions                 338
 62.   Infinite Vision                               343
 63.   Ego-Loss                                      351
 64.   The True I                                    359
 65.   Self Awakening                                362
 66.   Freedom from Sorrow                           367
 67.   Desirelessness                                371
 68.   Freedom from Bondage                          380
 69.   Self-Enquiry                                  384
 70.   True Penance (Tapas)                          408
 71.   Awareness                                     417
 72.   Nirvana                                       441
 73.   Self-Realization                              443
 74.   Firm Awareness                                447
 75.   Enjoyment of Bliss                            451
 76.   Sleep                                         455
 77.   True Being                                    463
 78.   Ending of Doership                            466
 79.   Non-Action                                    476
 80.   Self-Surrender                                477
 81.   How to Treat Enemies                          488
 82.   Moderation in Life                            491
 83.   The Sin of Excess                             493
 84.   Meekness                                      494
 85.   What is Worth Doing                           500


PART II - CONTINUED PRACTICE

 Ch.   Verse                                        Page
 86.   Teaching and Learning                         502
 87.   Mahavakyas                                    505
 88.   The Upanishads                                509
 89.   Worship                                       510
 90.   Silent Worship                                520
 91.   Vanity of Argument                            522
 92.   Maya of Measurement                           527
 93.   Indirect Knowledge                            529
 94.   Jiva One Only                                 534
 95.   Knowledge and Ignorance                       536
 96.   Illusion                                      548
 97.   Waking Dream                                  553
 98.   Different States                              566
 99.   Deeds Good and Bad                            570
100.   Dyads and Triads                              575
101.   Sense Pleasures                               582
102.   Illusion of the Mind                          594
103.   Ignorance                                     598
104.   Immaturity                                    605
105.   Forgetfulness                                 606
106.   Samsara                                       613
107.   Afflictions                                   617
108.   Wonderful Maya                                621
109.   The Harm of Praise                            623
110.   Evil of Egotism                               625
111.   Origin of Sorrow                              627
112.   The Jiva (Separate Self)                      629
113.   The Jiva's Unreality                          634
114.   The World's "Reality"                         635
115.   Denotative Knowledge                          640
116.   Ending Indicative Knowledge                   645
117.   Love                                          650
118.   Embodiment as Form                            656
119.   Five-Fold Function                            666
120.   Freedom from Doership                         668
121.   Jiva's Creation and God's                     669
122.   The Process of Neti (Not this)                671
123.   Freedom from Vasanas                          675
124.   True Fasting                                  678
125.   Diet Regulation                               679
126.   True Purity                                   680
127.   Freedom from Desire                           683
128.   Sense-Control                                 685
129.   Conquest of the Senses                        688
130.   Asanas                                        690
131.   Becoming Pure                                 691
132.   Breath-Control                                700
133.   Secret of Karma                               703
134.   Japa                                          706
135.   The True Temple                               711
136.   The Holy Name                                 712
137.   Bhakti                                        718
138.   Bhakti-Jnana Identity                         722
139.   Bhakti-Vichara                                724
140.   One-Pointed Devotion                          734
141.   Dhyana-Vichara                                738
142.   Meditation on Form                            742
143.   Meditation on Space                           743
144.   Meditation on Time                            746
145.   Steady, Continuous Meditation (Nididhydsana)  749
146.   Other Sadhanas                                755
147.   Aids to Enquiry                               758
148.   Completion of Sadhana                         765
149.   Meditation and Discrimination (Viveka)        769
150.   Pure Being (Summa Irutthal)                   773
151.   The Separate "I"                              775
152.   The Basic Quest                               782
153.   Seeker's Conduct                              786
154.   Peace                                         796
155.   Disciple's Conduct                            798
156.   Real Compassion for Creatures                 802
157.   Rites for Ancestors                           805
158.   Service to "Others"                           806
159.   Sympathy                                      810
160.   Equality                                      816
161.   Testimony of Conscience                       819
162.   Truthfulness                                  820
163.   Detachment                                    822
164.   The Greatness of Renunciation                 828
165.   True Renunciation                             840
166.   The Whole Mind                                841
167.   Destruction of the Ego                        844
168.   True Being                                    865
169.   Who is the Witness ?                          869


PART III - EXPERIENCE OF REALITY


Ch.    Verse                                        Page
170.   Direct Knowledge                              878
171.   Eternal Awareness                             881
172.   Nirvikalpa Samadhi                            893
173.   Ghangelessness                                903
174.   Solitude                                      908
175.   Non-Attachment                                909
176.   Destruction of Mind                           913
177.   The Defunct Mind                              924
178.   Omniscience                                   926
179.   Transcendence of Turiya (Turiyatita)          937
180.   Wholeness and Movement                        941
181.   Severing the Knot                             942
182.   Fulfilment                                    945
183.   Non-Existence of Suffering                    952
184.   The Pervasiveness of Deep Sleep               957
185.   Waking Sleep                                  959
186.   Non-Dual Awareness                            961
187.   Grace                                         965
188.   Sat-Chit-Ananda                               971
189.   Being                                         980
190.   All Is Brahman                                985
191.   Harmony                                       989
192.   Childlikeness                                 994
193.   Union with the Atman                          996
194.   The Grandeur of Awareness                    1000
195.   Cosmic Consciousness                         1005
196.   The Sky of Awareness                         1007
197.   The Inner Space                              1016
198.   Making That Known                            1020
199.   The Atman                                    1022
200.   The Puissance of the Self                    1030
201.   Nature of the Self                           1302
202.   The Grandeur of the Self (Atman)             1058
203.   The Self Supreme ( Paramatman)               1069
204.   Freedom from Fear                            1078
205.   Advaita (Non-Duality)                        1080
206.   Atheism                                      1082
207.   True Faith                                   1083
208.   Eternal Freedom                              1085
209.   Authentic Living                             1089
210.   The Formless                                 1098
211.   Sahaja Nishta (Those in the Natural State)   1105
212.   The Sthitaprajna (Steadfast Awareness)       1111
113.   After the Knot is Cut Asunder                1113
214.   The Power of the Great Ones                  1125
215.   Service to the Great Ones                    1130
216.   Ending of Vasanas                            1131
217.   JIvanmuktas (Liberated while Alive)          1135
218.   Jnanis                                       1152
219.   The Jnani's Actions                          1160
220.   Self-Abidance                                1167
221.   Might of Mouna                               1172
222.   Pure Mouna                                   1183
223.   Supreme Bhakti                               1205
224.   The Miracle of Jnana                         1212
225.   Brahman                                      1215
226.   Mukti                                        1221
227.   The Truth Supreme                            1227
228.   True Being                                   1230
229.   Transcendence of Thought                     1237
230.   Describing the Experience                    1240
231.   Equanimity                                   1249
Invocation                                          1254


Section                                             Page

Appendix To Verse 882                                241
Glossary                                             243
Index                                                249


Sri Bhagavan's verses (BH) with their corresponding reference to The Collected Works.
(The number of the verse given with each verse is that of the preceding verse).



BH 1 (125)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.l2
BH 2 (169)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.l5
BH 3 (171)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.l7
BH 4 (182)   Dipavali (Occasional v.7)
BH 5 (183)   Dipavali (Occasional v.8)
BH 6 (216)   Stray Verse 5
BH 7 (222)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.16
BH 8 (262)   Five Verses to the Self,               v.03
BH 9 (565)   Five Verses to the Self,               v.0l
BH10 (682)   Stray Verse 3
BH11 (702)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.l4
BH12 (706)   Stray Verse 2
BH13 (731)   Stray Verse 4
BH14 (801)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.39
BH15 (802)   Stray Verse 7
BH16 (815)   Apology to Hornets
BH17 (848)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,    v.l3
BH18 (939)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses
BH19 (958)   Sleep While Awake                      v.32
BH20 (1031)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,   v.28
BH20 (1105)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,   v.31
BH20 (1134)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,   v.30
BH20 (1145)   The Supplement to The Forty Verses,   v.33
BH20 (1148)   Occasional Verse 9 (from the Rama Gita)
BH20 (1151)   The Forty Verses,                     v.31
BH20 (1166)   Stray Verse 6 (from the Bhagavad Gita)
BH20 (1181)   Stray Verse 8 (from the Panchadasi)
BH20 (1227)   Stray Verse 9 (from Gaudapada Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad)


 
 
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