[Advaita-l] JIvanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa Pt 2
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Oct 8 06:02:42 CDT 2009
Having said that, there are instances even in Shankara’s bhashyas where he
clearly differentiates jnana and mukti.
praNAms Sri Shyam prabhuji
This goes quite against to the shankara bhAshya. Shankara reinforces his
argument at various places without any ambiguity that final release
(mukti) is only the dispersal of ignorance and no more!! Take the tattu
samanvayAt sUtra bhAshya for example : Shruti-s point out that mOksha
accrues immediately after the dawn of the knowledge of brahman, and thus
precludes the necessity for anything else to be done in the interval
before release. brahmavit brahmaiva bhavati...and in continution shankara
quotes br.up. 1-4-10 mantra and says this shruti maNtra wards off the idea
of something to be done in the interval between realization of brahman and
becoming all this universe. This passage is analogous to the statement
'he sings standing' where it is conclusive that there is no action
intervening between the acts of standing and singing....
So, according to shankara there is no interval between jnAna & mukti &
this mukti is nothing but just removal of ignorance & NOTHING ELSE!! Then,
what exactly is jnAna daurbalyaM?? shankara himself clarifies in
subsequent br. up. bhAshya.
BTW, what exactly is this mukti you are talking about APART FROM
samyakjnAna?? is this a special 'experience' in sanyAsa Ashrama?? kindly
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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