oneness with brahman
ani at EE.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Aug 30 15:36:45 CDT 2002
Thanks to Sri Vidyasankar for the corrections, and sorry for the late reply.
>>vairagya - realise that this world is transitory and necessary detachment
>After this, there has to be mumukShutva - not only detachment but a wish to
>be totally liberated from transmigration.
I was under the impression that mumukshutva usually goes hand-in-hand with
(or is a prerequisite of) vairagya. Isn't vairagya itself developed due to a
desire to be totally liberated from the birth cycles?
>vairAgyaM, tato mumukShutvaM, tatas sarva-karma-tat-sAdhana-saMnyAsas,
>tato yogAbhyAsas, tatash chittasya pratyak-pravaNatA, tatas tattvamasyAdi
>vAkyArtha pariGYAnaM ...
Here, what is the meaning of "pariGYAnaM"? does it mean repeated meditation
>We must also note, however, that the result of yogAbhyAsa here is said to
>the turning inward (pratyak-pravaNatA) of the mind, not a complete stilling
>(nirodha) of the mind.
but isn't a complete stilling of the modifications of the mind a
prerequisite for advaita-siddhi? Or is this a later step?
Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam
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