[Advaita-l] Is Ishvara a Gynani?
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 6 07:59:24 CDT 2005
There seems to be some misunderstanding that once one realizes 'he' sees
to exist - it is true that he ceases to exist with the notions that 'I
am limited jiiva' but now 'He' exists with full understanding that -
sarva bhuutastam aatmaanam sarva bhuutanica aatmani' all being are in me
and I am in all beings - just as Krishna declares. 'He' utilizes the
local equipment that is now available since the 'ego-centric entity -
he" has left that leaving it now for "He' - to use it for the benefit of
the totality - or loka kalyaanam.
The avataara concept is also same. A realized person is going up in the
realization of the self and Iswara is coming down occupying a local form
to fulfill the public demand with full knowledge while playing the role
of the form He has taken.
--- Girish Ramadurgam <rsgirish at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Members,
> I have a few question regarding Ishvara? On reading panchadashi my
> understanding is Ishvara is reflection of self on Prakriti, the sattva
> aspect of prakriti.
> If it is so,
> 1) Doesnt Ishvara has more chances to realise Self than a Jiva?
> 2) If Ishvara has realised Self, then wouldn't Ishavara cease to
> exists? Then would maya recreate Ishvara by its power?
> 3) If Krishna has realised Brahman then wouldn't we infer that Vishnu
> knows the truth and would then cease to exists.(as Krishna is avtara
> of Vishnu)?
> 4) So is Vishnu a role created by Maya to maintain it creation?
> Thank you very much in advance for your help.
> Best Wishes,
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