[Advaita-l] Ego, Mind and Body of a Jnani
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jul 13 01:45:21 CDT 2010
Krishna stresses that even minor actions like unmiShan and nimiShan does
not have the imprint of the "I-am-the-doer" thought in the tattva-vit. How
then can there be any trace of "I-am-the-body" in him?
When all the desires residing in one's heart have been got rid of, then
the mortal being becomes immortal and attains brahman here, in this life.
Just as the cast-off slough of a snake would lie lifeless in an ant hill,
so also does the body of the enlightened person lie there, and he is now
really bodiless, the prANa, brahman alone, the light of pure consciousness
alone..says bruhadAraNyaka...Here it is quite obviously taught the
complete effacement of the idea of one's identity with body due to the
realization of one's identity with brahman, for the possession of a body
was only through ignorance (says shankara in 1-1-4 sutra) while the
intrinsic nature of bodilessness (ashareeratvaM) is revealed as soon as
enlightenment dawns. In the same upanishad subsequent maNtra says : I am
verily this one should a person recognize Atman and know him directly in
this manner, desiring what?? and for the fulfillment of whose desire??
Here again, it is quite evidently said that there cannot be any
continuance of desire for an Atma jnAni and that jnAni does not have to
'manage' the desire that may occur in his mental factory, for the
Atmaikatva darshi there cannot be origination of rAga dvesha at all !!
Desirelessness is his natural state...
But I dont know whether tattva vida explained above is different from
samyagdarshi or Atmaikatva darshi considering the different categories in
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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