[Advaita-l] An adhyAsa challenge
jay at r-c-i.com
Mon Jun 16 15:13:31 CDT 2003
Dear Bhaskar jI,
> > But according to you end or laya is end of the experience of sAkshi-D
> it not?? Pls. see your reply to Sri Sadananda prabhuji.
> The 'end' or Laya of body is in prakrti. The 'end' or 'Laya' of jIvAtman
> is in paramAtman.
> > So, after *pralaya* there will be the process of merging jIvAtman in
> paramAtman correct prabhuji?? ( You wrote so, while explaining in one of
> your mails the state of *realisation*. I am happy to know that atleast
> the ultimate stage you are endorsing the non-dualistic view of Ekatva.
No No. you are reading it in piece-meal.
Three kinds of jeevas - sattva, rajas, tamas - 'end' accordingly.
ma-dhyaE ti-SHTHa-nti rA-ja-sAH |
a-dhO ga-ccha-nti tA-ma-sAH || 14.18
It is only sattika-jeevas that will eventually have their 'end' or laya in
Once they reach Him, there is no returning back to this world again.
"yad gatvA na nivartante taddhAma paramam mama" - geetha. 15.6
The tAmasika-jeevas will have their 'end' or laya in Andah-tamas.
"MAm-aprApyaiva kaunteya tato yanty adhamAm gatim" - 16.20
The rajasika-jeevas will have their 'end or laya in samsAra itself or in
words, they are in permanent birth/death circulation for ever.
In *praLaya" everything is taken back by Parabrahman, it does not mean
everyone gets mOksha in *praLaya*. Only those who have attained
mOksha, are not circulated in the next *Creation*, the rest of them will
In either *praLaya* or in *mOksha*, the jIvAtman will stay as jIvAtman
So, there is no process of merging jIvAtman in paramAtman at any time.
In mOksha, jIvAtman is in constant enjoyment of his svaroopa-Ananda,
in the sAnidhya of ParamAtman.
I hope it is clearer.
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