Advaita Bhakti thro. Contemplative Practice of Narayaniyam (ABCPN - 6)
srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 10 17:08:29 CST 2002
Hari Om !!
--- "V. Krishnamurthy" <profvk at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> This entire series is a reposting of postings done
> on the advaitin list
> ABCPN - 6
> Sloka No. 18 (Ref. nArAyaNIyaM : 91 - 3):
> bhItir-nAma dvitIyAd-bhavati nanu manH kalpitaM ca
> tenaikyA-bhyAsa-shIlo hR^idayam-iha yathAshakti
> buddhyA nirundhyAM /
> mAyAviddhe tu tasmin punarapi na tathA bhAti
> tat-tvAM bhaktyA mahatyA satatam-anubhajan-nIsha
> bhItiM vijahyAM //
> Comment. This is one of the key slokas that trumpet
> the highest advaita
> concept, among the 36 of this selection. The
> sentence manaH-kalpitam
> dvitIyaM (The consciousness of a second object is
> an imaginary
> superimposition of the mind) constitutes the
> brahma-sUtra of advaita.
> Bhattatiri clearly makes the point that the unity of
> the jIva with the
> supreme Spirit is the ultimate goal.
Is it more appropriate to say, "the unity of
the jIva with the
supreme Spirit is the ultimate fact/reality" ?
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
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