[Advaita-l] Cotard Syndrome and Brahman Realisation
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jun 12 04:01:46 CDT 2012
In Vedanta the concept of 'sAkShI' is a temporary one which is admitted to
aid one's ultimate understanding of the Pure Self, Atman.
I am happy to note that discussion threads in this list are coming back to
the right track :-)) Though shruti says Atman/brAhman is sAkshi ( sAkshi
bhutaH kevalo nirguNascha) ultimately he is kevala nirguNa. sAkshitva in
brahman is kevala adhyArOpita because the brahman what shruti finally
advocates is na antaH prajna, na bahirprajna, na prajnAna ghana. sAkshitva
is the method in the form of specific feature employed by the shruti to
drive home the point that Atman is ekamevAdviteeya. This also reminds me
the kArika 1-18, which clearly says all this is only a device employed
for the purpose of teaching and there will be no duality whatever when
reality is known.
BTW, Sri Venkatesh prabhuji the word 'vikalpa' used by gaudapAda in this
kArika can be understood as avidya or misconception :-))
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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