[Advaita-l] BrahmaGYAna and jIvanmukti - 2 (TheCaseof YAGYavalkya)
sjayana at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 17 11:22:56 CST 2006
--- Amuthan <aparyap at gmail.com> wrote:
> namo nArAyaNAya!
> On 11/16/06, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> > There are some statements in Sankara's BSB that speak of mithyA
> > GYAna remaining for "sometime" even for a Brahmavit. For example,
> > 4.1.15:
> > akartR^i AtmabodhaH api hi mithyAGYAnabAdhanena karmANi
> ucchinatti .
> > bAdhitamapi tu mithyAGYAnaM dvicandraGYAnavat.h saMskAravashhAt.h
> > ka~NcitkAlam.h anuvartata eva .
> > "The knowledge of the Self (Atmabodha) destroys Karmas by
> > mithyAGYAna. EVEN AFTER BEING SUBLATED, MITHYAGYANA CONTINUES FOR
> > SHORT WHILE OWING TO PAST SAMSKARAS."
> since the mithyAj~nAna mentioned here is dvichandraj~nAnavat, i'm
> sure if it has the same implications as that of the BUBh you quoted
> earlier (yadyapyevaM... niyantavA bhavati).
> in the context of the BUBh, it is clear that even after the rise of
> samyagj~nAna, traces of avidyA remain for some brahmavit-s since a
> continuous recollection of Atmaj~nAna along with tyAga, vairAgya
> (nididhyAsana in short) is recommended for it's cessation. however,
> the BSB you have quoted above, the presence of the term
> 'dvichandraj~nAnavat' seems to suggest that there is no avidyA
> but only that there is an 'appearance' of duality.
Thanks for pointing that out. What you are saying seems correct
according to context.
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