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Deepaavali!
by Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam
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Original by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Translation: Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam



I

The egoistic sense that “I am” the body and mind
Is the demon King Naraka [1]!
By contemplation through
Right knowledge
Who gets rid of that Naraka (ego)
Is Narayana!
And that day is the most
Auspicious day 

II

In this transient body
The disturbing egoistic sense
And the associated attachments
Are Naraka!
Eliminating that “darkness”
And brilliantly shining as The Real
I – the pure consciousness;
Is Deepaavali!

[1] Naraka is the demon whom Lord Krishna has eliminated on the Naraka charurdasi (14th day in the waning phase of moon in the Aaswayuja month of Indian calendar)
 
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June 19, 2012
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