sada at ANVIL.NRL.NAVY.MIL
Fri Jun 28 13:45:34 CDT 1996
In message <M.062896.133847.61 at ddi.digital.net> egodust writes:
> Concur. Except the refutation that there's no prarabdha to exhaust. Perhaps
> you're alluding to the idea that the jivanmukta has consciously transcended
> all karma, including prarabdha?--which I agree with wholeheartedly--, however,
> it's my understanding that the prarabdha still relates to the mortal coil and
> its activities within the world-appearance. As the popular metaphor suggests:
> "When the fan is switched off, the blade will spin for some time."
I tried to explain the so-called the prarabda of the mortal coil - interms of
prarabda of the matter - but not that of the jeevan mukta - otherwise mukta or
liberation has no meaning. Secondly by statement - brahamvit brahaiva bhavati -
he has identified himself with brahman - It becomes a body prarabda to
"apparently undergo whatever it has to undergo - ex. cancer Ramakrishna had or
the Bhagavan Ramana had or being nailed to the cross as Jesus etc.- If there is
still an identification with the body - I am the body - then ignorence is still
there and realization, mukti, is not there yet.
> It's also more accurate to say--as you suggest--that Isvara efficiently
> utilizes and directs the already-developed upadhis of the jnani where and
> how He sees fit, and not the Parabrahmam [which has nothing to do with the
> relative world-projection].
Yes. this is logical and consistent with the concept that once realized one
never returns back to the ignorent state.
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