[Advaita-l] Re: Does the Vartika kara concur ?
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 24 12:52:32 CDT 2003
>Does Bhaghavan Vartikakara Pada anywhere say that mere Vakyartha Jnana is
>not enough for Moksha and that Samadhi is also necessary ?
What exactly does one mean by vAkyArtha jnAna and samAdhi? Non-advaitins
mean a different thing by them as compared to advaitins.
sureSvarAcArya does not mention samAdhi explicitly, as far as I know, but
points towards it.
See Naishkarmyasiddhi passage, "... vairAgayaM, tato mumukshutvaM, tatas tad
upAya paryeshaNaM, tatas sarva-karma-tat-sAdhana-saMnyAsas, tato
yogAbhyAsas, tataS cittasya pratyak-pravaNatA, tatas tattvamasyAdi
vAkyArthaparijnAnaM, tato'vidyocchedas, tatas svAtmany evAvasthAnam ..." If
I remember right, this is the prose passage immediately before verse 1.52.
I'll check on it later this evening.
Note that yogAbhyAsa precedes the rise of the complete knowledge (parijnAna)
of the meaning (artha) of sentences (vAkya) such as tattvamasi.
See also vArttika on BU commentary, under BU 1.4.7-10 - pratyag jnAne
nirudhyante citta-tad-vRttayo yataH - a clear reference to citta vRtti
nirodha in samAdhi, as taught in the yoga school. SankarAcArya makes an even
more direct reference to citta vRtti nirodha in the relevant portion of his
commentary. I have pointed out the exact quotation in an earlier discussion
on our list, more than a year ago.
Finally, see also brahmasUtra bhAshya 2.3.39-40, for how samAdhi was
understood by SankarAcArya.
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