drpraveenks at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 02:24:33 CDT 2011
The word mere is not my expression.
Adhyatma prakashana has used it in several places.I have quoted verbatim.
On 12 September 2011 08:20, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, dr.praveen kumar wrote:
>> I am posing this question to all the knowledgeable members
>> The author Vachaspati mishra in his work Bhamati says
>> ''Not mere knowledge alone is desired but that leads to Avagati or
>> Sakshataka(direct experience).That which
>> culminates in Avagati is the object of desire denoted by the suffix san
>> This is in the context of atman.All the sub commentators of shankara
>> did suggest direct experience
>> as a means of realisation not just mere vedantic knowledge of atman.
> No brahmasakshatakakara _is_ realization. Vedantic knowledge (be careful
> of that word mere -- a lot of mischief is caused by it) is the means.
> What are the means suggested by shankara and other acharyas for this
> Vairagya. Renunciation of all that is anatma. Bhakti, upasana, yoga,
> karmayoga etc. increase the feeling of vairagya.
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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