[Advaita-l] Why Yoga is not a Pramana ??
venkat_advaita at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 1 10:20:46 CDT 2003
Exactly. Please see Vedanta Prakriya Prathyabigna wherein the Swamiji has beautifully differenciated Nidhidhyasana against Dhyana. the example he quotes therein.
K Kathirasan NCS <kkathir at ncs.com.sg> wrote:Namaste Raviji,
Agreed. My point was that both karma and Upasana still operate in the sphere
of avidya and for which one has to experience its phala here or hereafter.
Therefore both are opposed to Jnana which cannot DIRECTLY liberate a jiva.
Unlike Dhyana, Nididhyasana is neither karma nor upasana. It is not
dependent upon one's will but on the vastu which is the everpresent Atma.
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> > no other way. Jnana gained by shruti pramana alone leads to Moksha.
> > is a karma and therefore it is preliminary. Karma makes the sadhaka an
> > adhikari and there its utility ends.
> dhyAna in the context of advaita-vedAnta is not a karma. It is considered
> Hence, there is a scope within that for krama mukti. It is addressed in
> under the shrutatvaachcha 1.1.11. (... tatra kaanicidbrahmaNa upaasanaani
> abhyudayarthani kaanicit kramamuktyarthaani kaanicit karma
> samR^iddhyarthaani tatra guNa visheshha upaadhi bhedena bhedaH ...)
> *There is an element similar to dhyAna in nidhidhyAsana, however, it is
> considered as upAsana. Recently someone posted a reference which contrasts
> dhyAna and nidhidhyAsana.
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