[Advaita-l] BrahmaGYAna and jIvanmukti - 2 (The Case of YAGYavalkya)
sjayana at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 10 18:25:00 CST 2006
--- bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com wrote:
> However, I am still finding it difficult to understand the
> between Sri Karthik prabhuji's description of a brahmajnAni who has
> completed infirm sAdhana-chatushhTaya, infirm BrahmaGYAna
> incomplete mukti
> etc. AND a person who has intellectual understanding of shAstra
> vAkya &
> quoting & talking authoritatively on brahma jnAna by memorizing the
> upanishadic teaching....I find hardly any difference between these
Let's consider the differences between these two (call them 'G' for
GYAnI and 'S' for Scholar) that have been discussed so far in the
1) G has saMyak-GYAna. S doesn't.
saMyak-GYAna is "Perfect knowledge". In the snake-rope analogy,
saMyak-GYAna is seeing rope-as-rope. S instead has mithyA-GYAna which
is seeing rope-as-snake.
2) G has aparoksha-GYAna. S doesn't.
aparoksha-GYAna is seeing Brahman *with no mediacy* -- meaning not
merely through book-learning or hearing, but directly. S in contrast
has only paroksha-GYAna.
> From my understanding, it is like saying, since our
> AchArya Sri VidyAraNya saying that there is difference between
> these two,
> we have to accept it....I hope that would not be the case & Sri
> prabhuji will address these issues in detail in his subsequent
> posts by
> providing logical answers with proper supportings from shruti-s...
AFAIK, there is a smR^iti quote from Apastamba dharma sUtra
18.104.22.168-16 that distinguishes AtmaGYAna from mukti, which I will
get to in a later posting in the series.
> Your humble servant
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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