[Advaita-l] Physical death of the Jnani and related issues
anbesivam2 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 14:45:58 CST 2010
Quote: "..Continued functioning of the body and continued functioning of
the mind are
Sir, you miss the point. It is a question of identity. Is the Gnaani who
has attained liberation still attached the BMI complex is the question.
Your above view is quite arbitrary. What we as ignorant persons see in a
Gnaani is not real for we look with the ignorance that drives us and
attribute our fancy it to the liberated one.
Jeevanmuktha is a term we the unliberated ones use. He on the other hand is
liberated, Brahman the one without a second, asangan and anirvachaneeya,
(that is cannot be described).
On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > praarabdha karma includes teaching you and me. If it is insisted that a
> > Gnaani has BMI then there would not be any jeevanmukthas and one would
> > be advocating vidhEhamukthi. I do hold that Gnaanam is imparted in many
> > ways unique to each mumukshu. Actually Bhagavan Ramana employed different
> Au contraire, only if it is insisted that a jnAnI continues in the
> preconditioned BMI
> can one even begin to talk of jIvanmukti. The straightforward meaning of
> the word
> jIvanmukta is that this person is enlightened even when continuing to live
> in the
> body. Continued functioning of the body and continued functioning of the
> mind are
> accepted and described by no less than Sankara bhagavatpAda himself, as has
> shown through numerous quotations from the bhAshyas.
> No advaitin (at least on this list) is suggesting that a jnAnI identifies
> with this BMI.
> That would be a grave misreading of the intentions of those who say that a
> has BMI, because that is clearly not the intention of those who say that a
> does have a functioning body and a mind.
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