stevec at HILO.ORG
Mon Dec 29 13:04:18 CST 1997
>Nagy out on holidays - just dropped by to pick up my mail. Happy newyear.
>Infiniteness is ananda - Anantameva anandaH - it is not a quatlity. It is
>ones intrinsic nature. sat is chit and chit is ananda. They are not
>gunaas or qualities. Gunaas are intellectual measurements.
>Brahaman means infiniteness. Infiniteness is ananda. Any finiteness is a
>limitation, and causes duhkam. I am this much or I have this muc. I donot
>like the limitations and I tried to make all my attempts to solve that
>problem by gaining this and this and this. Infiniteness cannot be gained.
>Finite + finite + finite is still finite. I am that infiniteness has to
>be understood. It is not gaining somthing or getting rid of something, but
>being what I am. That is why Moksha is praptasya pramptam, gainig what has
>already been gained. Just like finding the 10th man that the student is
>searching. What we are searching far we are searching with.
>Brahman is nirguna in the sense he is not an object with qualities since
>qualitites belong to only objects that are measurable by the intellect.
>Why not sorrow. Sorrow comes from limitation. Since Brahman is
>infinteness there cannot be any limitations. Second, we compline when we
>are sorrowful. Nobody complaines when they are happy.. I do not complaine
>that I have nose on my face since having a nose on my face is my natural
>state. But I complain if I have a boil on my nose since that is not
>natural. I want to get rid of it. Similarly sorrow. People want to get
>rid of it. Longing for happyness is the natural desire. Understanding
>that I am that happyness that I am serching for is the true knowledge.
>Then there is no more seeking - even seeking for Brahman! Because that
>understanding is the same as the understanding that I am that Brahman that
>I am seeking.
>Naval Research Laboratory
>Washington D.C. 20375
Very nicely put. Thanks!
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