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« on: April 07, 2019, 02:40:02 PM »
6.15.1. Somya, O good-looking one; jnatayah, relatives, friends; paryupasate, sit around for nursing; upatapinam, an ailing person who is about to die,
suffering from such diseases as fever etc.; and they go on asking, Janasi mam, do you recognize me, your father, your son, your brother", etc. Yavat, so long as; tasya, his, of the dying man; vak, speech; na sampadyate, does not become merged; manasi, in the mind; manah prane, mind in the vital force; pranah tejasi, vital force in the warmth; and tejah parasyam devatayam, warmth in the supreme Deity - this has been already explained.

6.15.2. The process of death of a transmigrating soul is the same as the process of attaining Existence by a man of Knowledge also. The text speaks of this as follows: After the warmth merges in the supreme Deity, atha, then; na janati, one ceases to recognize. But the ignorant man, re-emerging from Existence, enters into the states of a tiger, or a man, or a god, in accordance with his past thoughts.
But the man of Knowledge does not return after entering into Existence which is Brahman identified with his own Self, and which is revealed by the lamp of knowledge produced by the scriptures and instructions of the teacher. This is the process of attaining Existence. However, others that one reaches Existence by emerging out through the nerve that goes to the top of the head, and proceeding along the solar path etc. That is wrong because movement is noticed where there is hankering for results dependent on time, space and causation. Indeed, in the case of one who has realised the identity of Existence with his own Self, and who seeks (only) Reality, it is not logical that there should be any false hankering for results dependent on time, space and causation, owing to (their) contradiction. And movement is surely illogical (for one) in whose case the causes of movement, viz ignorance, desire, and action, have been burnt away by the fire of knowledge of Existence, as stated in the Mundaka Upanisad, 'For a man whose wishes have become fulfilled, and who has attained the purpose of his life, all desires completely vanish here itself' (Mu.III.2.8), as also in the illustration of rivers and the sea.

6.15.3. 'That which', etc. has been explained earlier. Although merger in Existence is similar in the cases of a man of Knowledge and a man of ignorance, still, the ignorant man returns, but not the wise one, 'O venerable sir, please explain the cause of this to me again with an illustration. The father said, 'Let it be so, O good-looking one.

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