Talk 16 (9)

マハルシ 画像

Maharshi then read out from the Tamil version of Yoga Vasishta the story of Deerga Tapasi who had two sons, Punya and Papa. After the death of the parents the younger one mourned the loss and the elder brother consoled him as follows: “Why do you mourn the loss of our parents? I shall tell you where they are; they are only within ourselves and are ourselves. For the life-current has passed through innumerable incarnations, births and deaths, pleasures and pains, etc., just as the water current in a river flows over rocks, pits, sands, elevations and depressions on its way, but still the current is unaffected. Again the pleasures and pains, births and deaths, are like undulations on the surface of seeming water in the mirage of the ego. The only reality is the Self from where the ego appears, and runs through thoughts which manifest themselves as the universe and in which the mothers and fathers, friends and relatives appear and disappear. They are nothing but manifestations of the Self so that one’s parents are not outside the Self. So there is no reason to mourn. Learn it, realise it and be happy.”

マハルシは、次にYoga Vasishta のタミール語版から、Deerga Tapasiの物語を読み上げた。彼には二人の息子PunyaとPapaがいた。両親の死後、弟はその死を嘆き、兄は弟をこう言って慰めた。「なぜ親がいなくなったことを嘆いているんだい?彼らが今どこにいるか教えてあげよう。彼らは私たちの中にいて、私たち自身なんだよ。命の流れは、数え切れないほどの輪廻転生、誕生と死、喜びと苦しみを経験する。ちょうどそれは、川の水の流れが、その途中で岩、窪み、砂、小高い所、低い所を流れるようなものだ。だが、それでもその流れは影響を受けない。もう一度言おう。喜びと苦しみ、誕生と死は、自我という幻想の中の、見せかけの水の表面の起伏のようなものだ。唯一の現実は真我なんだ。真我から自我が現れ、様々な思考が浮かぶ。思考は宇宙として顕れ、その中で母や父、友人や親戚は現れては消えていく。彼らは真我の様々な顕れに過ぎない。親は真我の外にいるわけではないんだ。だから嘆く理由はないよ。それを知って、それを悟って、幸せになりなさい」。

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