[Advaita-l] About the term in 'Ishwara' in Advaita - a brief note
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 4 07:07:35 CDT 2012
Bhaskarji - PraNAms
Frankly the intended meaning is what it states only - other than few typos in the post.
Jnaannis sees the anantma and understands as mithyaa since there is seer -seen division and that division he sees as mithyaa only - or it is seen as His own vibhuuti - they are there yet they are not real - mastaani sarva bhuutaani .. and also na ca mastaani bhuutani - Look at my Glory Arjuna! These two apparently contradictory statements are one from vyaavahaarik and other from paaramaarthika.
Hence the ananaatma that He sees becomes a vibhuti of the SELF THAT I AM.
Also please note that vision of the reality cannot be possible without the anaatmaa too - like I need an object to reflect the light - light is needed to see the object and more importantly the object is needed to RECOGNIZE the presence of the all pervading light. Look at the sky in the night - there is sun light all over but only when there are objects like moon and the planets are there, the presence of the all pervading sunlight cannot be recognized. This is what also implies in the akhanDaakaara vRitii and the statement - pratibodha viditam matam - of Kene Up. statement.
Hope I am clear.
--- On Wed, 4/4/12, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> I hope the intended meaning of the above vAkya is something
> different from
> your vAkyArtha. Here jnAni does not see anything as
> anAtma, he sees
> everything as Atman only. If he sees anything as
> anAtma (even tip of the
> hair) then that avasthA is called avidyAvasthA. idaM
> sarvaM yadayamAtma
> says shruti, shankara echoing this says in bhAshya, yattu
> arvAk vAlAgramapi anyatvena drushyate nAhamasmeeti
> tadavasthA avidyA. So,
> for the jnAni, there can be nothing that can be called
> anAtma, for him
> sarvaM Atma mayaM...that is what called samyaK bhAva or
> samyak darshana in
> advaita. In that state it is ekameva adviteeyaM.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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