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Chapter 10: Love and Equality

Having  understood  existence as constituted by the PLAY of BEING and that too  as  an expression of ARUL, and that the meaning of existence is to live or secure living in the ARUL-SPACE without ever being thrown out from that, now begins simply an articulation of this life of Bakti and how Arunandi, has come to it.  There is self reflection that seeks to understand how one has been brought into this ARUL-SPACE that is so wonderful to be. No more questions but only a CONFESSION of what has transpired in his disconstructive combat with Meykandar and how it has helped to gain those illuminations that finally silenced him and overcame his investigatory  violence. Arunandi is subdued and overcome with gratitude bursts into eulogies as a way of thanking the destruction of his ignorance that has made his life so miserable.

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tharuma atharumath thalai n-inRu aazvEnai
karumaa katalvitam uNta kaNtap;perumaan
thiruveNNai n-0;llUrch chuvEthavanaththaan
uruvenna van-thetuththaan uRRu

The BEING who discloses HIMSELF in the archetypal form of NILAKANDA, that form for swallowing the bitter venom that emerged when the  ocean of milk was churned by the devas and asuras, has redeemed my sinful self caught in the moral struggle between the good and evil, by appearing in the bosom of SuvEthavanaththaan of Thiru VeNNai
N-allUr .

Notes: Having seen BEING itself in the personalityof Meykandar, BEING radiating itself by subduing the ego of Meykandar, Arunandi proceeds to articulate the profound UNDERSTANDING disclosed to him by BEING itself and hence TRUTHS, indubitable , absolutistic and breeding apodictic certainty.
 The mention of the archetypal form of Nilakanda  -    the blue throated SIVA is to indicate how the death inducing hold of Anava Malam, that which breeds death and disasters in one's life was contained by SIVA and kept in his throat solely by virtue of GRACE.
 


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uRRavar peRRavar aRRavar muRRum
aRRavarkku aRRavan;

BEING discloses Himself as totally autonomous and FREE to those who have severed totally and irredeemably the bondage to friends associates parents kith and kin  and thereby attained total social autonomy;

Notes: aRRavan: he who has no social bondages of whatever, he who has absolved every form of sociation

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.......allavarkku allavan

Being stands also as that which negates for all those who negate everything and stands absolutely ABOVE, disengaged and uninvolved with phenomenal or the historical;

an-tham aathi illavan

BEING is not only absolutely transcendent, the absolutely BEYOND and ABOVE,  HE is also ahistorical, atemporal and hence without a beginning and an end; i.e. absolutely beyond mortality;
 

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kurakku manaththu kotiyEn parakkum
parappai kuviththu n-iRuththip pitiththittu
iruLveLi  aakum maruLinai aRuththu;

Having come on HIS own accord, has arrested my mind that restlessly jumped hither and thither, trying to explore and understand everything  and made it focus upon the maruL that leads one to appreciate the dark and evil as light and right and destroy it; to eliminate from within the tendency to take FALSE as TRUE and thereby suffer more and more:

Notes: iruL veLi  aakum maruL: the confused and dimmed vision that allows taking the DARK as LIGHT, the EVIL as GOOD etc

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van-thu pukuthalunj chenRu n-Ingkalum
inRi yonRaay n-inRa an-n-ilaiyil;

Thou hast stood the SAME in the sense that neither hast Thou entered from elsewhere nor hast left abandoning me and while Being-with-me thus non-absenting ever,

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onRaakaamal iraNtu aakaamal
onRum iraNtum aakaamal;

Thou  hast not been entirely the SAME as myself nor totally DIFFERENT and neither simultaneously the SAME and DIFFERENT, (these categories being inapplicable)

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thannathu perumai thaakkaan aayinum
ennathu perumai ellaam eythith
thannai enakkuth tharuvathai anRiyum
ennaiyum enakkE than-thu

Though Thou  hast not disclosed all the  greatness intrinsically Thine , Thou has bestowed upon me all the greatness and nobility that I enjoy in existence as if mine. And this manner not only hast BEING presented Himself to me but also hast delivered myself to myself , so that I stand now absolutely autonomous and FREE.

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;thannathu
pEraan-an-thap perungkatal athanuL
aaraavinpam aLiththuth;

And with this hast immersed me in His ocean of infinite BLISS where enjoyment is non-terminating ;

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    ;thIraa
uLLum puRampum ozivinRi n-inRa
vaLLanmai kaatti malarati yaruLiya

And in this manner hast BEING disclosed HIS infinite LOVE that stands dispensing continuosly within and without and thereby disclosing to me the DIVINE PLAY that is being maintained continously.

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mannan enkOn vaarpunal peNNai
veNNai kaavalan meykaNta thEvan
aNNal aruL aalayaththan;

Meykanda ThEvan , the Lord of VeNNai girdled by the river PeNNai, in whose guise BEING has disclosed Himself is my LORD SUPREME, the LORD of the TEMPLE of PURE LOVE(aruL), of infinite GRACE;

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  ;n-aNNiya
malam muthalaayina maaykkum
ulaka uyirkkellaam oru kaNNE

stands as the EYE within the eyes of all creatures in the world that makes them see TRUTH and through that overcome t the FALSE and misleading instituted by IGNORANCE producing dark forces.

COMMENTARY

1) Arunandi, in this final chapter articulates his most profound metaphysical understanding, an  articulation that evokes no further interrogation and hence that which is TRUTH. And this occurs in the last line of the akaval  i.e. ulaka uyirkkellaam  Or kaNNE -- the EYE within the eyes of all creatures and the SEEING that remains along-with and together nonalienably form the seeings of the creatures whether sensorial or non-sensorial. In the phenomenology of seeing of the creatures there is already inherent to it the presence of SEEING and hence BEING itself. As we have already seen, it is only because of this there is moral conflict which finally results in the purification of the creatures i.e. the absolutions of all constraining  and self-binding, vision narrowing prejudices. The SEEING installs conflicts when the seeings  are incommensurate with it and through such conflicts transforms the seeings themselves so that they become more in accord with  the SEEING of BEING itself. The end to these painful moral struggles comes when the seeings are submerged and SEEING is installed fully, permanently and firmly. Such individuals cease to be human; they become nondifferent from BEING itself and for Arunandi, Meykandar appears to be such a person, a person who has succeeded in subduing his Ego so completely  and firmly that only  BEING is present  in his BEING-in-the-WORLD, in his phenomenal preasence, or waht is the same worldly existence.

2) This SEEING within the seeings is the SAME for all creatures and transcends all differences     --  cultural, linguistic, national, religious, ethnic and what not; but remains unavailable for the most part because it remains concealed , hidden and distant because of the dominance of the malas.  While seeings may not bring about absolute agreement, a convergence in perception, thinking, feeling and so forth, the SEEING on the other hand does bring about this. Whoever succeeds in installing SEEING by subduing the individualistic seeings, tend to agree among themselves absolutely by the SAMENESS of Being-in-the-World that now conditions their existence.  This unassailable and unchanging, unsubvertible , indisplaceable agreement , the SAMENESS of SEEING  brings about also confers apodictic certainlty and indubitability, for long the search of the philosophers both in the east and west.  This is the LIMIT in the hermeneutic scientific strugggles of human beings --- the seeking of consensus with others for an opinion, idea, understanding and so forth. While under normal circumstances agreements may be possible in some matters but not all, at this LIMITING case the agreement or consensus is TOTAL and ABSOLUTE.

3) The SAMENESS of SEEING is NOT identical with the sameness of substance. The substantial identity is different from Being-identity. An infinite number of substantially different psychic entities can have the SAME Being-identity. They are the SAME in Being but not in substance. And in this limiting case where SEEING is instituted as THE seeing, such an identity of Being with BEING itself is attained. The anmas at this point , as already mentioned in several places, do not have  a Being of their own, BEING takes over and out shines the anmas. The Being-identity of such anmas becomes that of BEING itself. While BEING remains the SAME,  such anmas, while remaining substantially different, become the SAME in Being-identity with that of BEING itself. And it is only because of the SAMENESS in Being-identity but along with difference in substantial identity the  interpretations in Vedanta about such relationships in terms of substantial sameness, difference , difference with nondifference and so forth are  said to be inappropriate and irrelevant to the issue.  The Vedanatic notions are not hermeneutical and hence do not  acknowledge a difference between seeing and Being and hence a fundamental difference between substantial identity and Being-identity . They cannot accommodate the notion of changing Being-identity of an anma that RETAINS, despite such changes, its substantial identity.

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In this it  is also implicated the EQUALITY of all humana beings, all creatures. For all of  them are capable of this SEEING, no one is deprived of it as BEING is equally    the EYE within the eyes of every one.  But this EQUALITY, this samaththuvam is to attained only  along with LOVE for the loveless and hence the selfish will have only the constrained visions and hence given over to judgements, discriminations etc.  He who is full of ARUL will  SEE not with his human eyes  but with the eyes of BEING itself, the ARUTKAN and hence will not have the capacity to discriminate and diferentiate. It also follows that whoever maintains social distinctions of all kinds, racial lingistic ethnic casteic etc are IMPERFECT individuals, individuals without this ARUTKAN and hence to be despised as the FALSE and MISLEADING.

Concluded.


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