Jagannath Chatterjee jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Aug 15 23:57:38 CDT 2002

Dear Kiran,


I will try to answer the questions from the level of
my inadequate knowledge.

The sadhak when he becomes a brahmavid and brahman is
a purna gyani but with a floating body and mind as an
appendage which rolls on till all karma is exhausted.
This state is the end of all karma and desires. The
brahmavid can only look with an benevolent eye at the
world and wish it well. He does not care about the
powers that are his let alone bend the laws of
physics. This does not mean that the world does not
need a brahmavid. By his superior vibrations the
brahmavid is a boon for this world which benefits from
his very presence.

For the details of powers you can read Patanjali's
Yoga sutras.

Your friend,

--- Kiran B R <kiranbr at ROCKETMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Namaste,
> I have three questions to the group, but I must
> start
> with a preface.
> -------------------------------------------
> According to Advaita, the braHmavid is braHman. That
> is,
> braHmavid = braHman.
> It is clear to me that through the destruction of
> avidyA it is possible for a braHmavid to attain the
> braHman to whom satya, jnana and anatatva are
> attributed. However, it is not clear to me if the
> braHmavid can do anything wonderful in this material
> world at all. I mean, do his powers in the material
> world remain as limited as they were before the
> removal of the veil of avidyA? If the braHmavid was
> an
> athlete and he could complete 100m in 10s in a state
> of avidyA, can he do it in, let's say 2s when the
> avidyA is removed?
> If the entire universe is the maayaa of the braHman,
> it is clear that the braHmavid has the entire maayaa
> in his command. The entire universe is a game he
> plays, and he is free to choose the laws that govern
> this game. If he chooses, he can see to it that when
> we wake up tomorrow, water when heated actually
> turns
> into ice - and this, for everybody in the world we
> know.
> Now to the questions:
> Question 1: Am I right in the above analysis? Does
> the
> braHmavid have this sort of control over the
> material
> world which is all his maayaa? Can he change (for
> example) the rules of Physics (which are well within
> maayaa) as we know?
> Question 2: If yes, where and in which scriptures is
> there mention of such powers being gained by the
> braHmavid?
> Question 3: If not, does it mean that the braHmavid,
> with his braHmavidyaa, has still to bow to maayaa?
> And
> hence that we cannot equate the braHmavid to braHma?
> And does that mean a flaw in Advaita?
> -------------------------------------------
> Dhanyavaad,
> Kiran
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