World-view as dream (fwd)
vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 12 14:21:03 CST 2002
>So you see Vidyashankarji, the statement of the
>scientist was indeed rooted in avidya, but if he
>really follows the advice given to him would his
>further actions be said to stem from vidya?
No, for ultimately speaking, all action stems from avidyA.
The point is, there is a desire behind action, and there is ignorance behind
desire. It is easy to talk of performing desireless action (nishkAmya karma)
but it is most difficult to carry out. The ego and its desires assert
themselves very easily in the course of performing action.
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