[Advaita-l] on avatAra
sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 19 06:46:28 CST 2007
I personally do not understand terms like
"jIvanmukta", in an absolute sense hence I will not
attempt to reconcile avatAra concept with it.
Using a more pragmatic approach towards vedanta that
is certainly advaitic in its flavor, we can explain
avatAra as follows:
Please follow the explanation of "Path1", and "Path2"
in posts below:
In Path2, advanced puruSa-s, after their stay in bhU
loka, will continue to exist in highly evolved loka-s
like vaikunTha, kailAs, ... depending on the exact
nature of saguNa brahma upAsanA undertaken by them in
If there is a need for "taking care of some issues"
in the bhU loka, these advanced puruSa(s) may choose
to spend some time again in bhU loka. These are
Where does the prArabdha karma necessary to take
birth in bhU loka come from? These advanced puruSa-s
likely understand prakRti/ mAyA well enough to
invoke the appropriate vidyA needed to generate
the required karma.
(this ability to generate or destroy karma should be
considered a pragmatic equivalent of jIvanmukta)
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