[Advaita-l] Diff. between turiya and prajna
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 08:04:39 CDT 2012
The cause for prajna to function is turiya.
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Namaste,
> > What's the difference between turiya and prajna? In both cases, there is
> > consciousness without objects. So why is turiya different from prajna?
> > Suresh
> Dear Suresh,
> To put the matter succinctly, prAjna is consciousness, no doubt without
> objects, but is endowed with the potential of the objects. That is, only
> the manifest objects are not there for prajna to perceive/experience, but
> the objects are there in their unmanifest form in the prajna. When
> waking/dream arise the manifestation will take place. The prajna is the
> cause, in seed form, for the manifest world.
> On the other hand, the Turiya has no objects even in their seed form. The
> Turiya is not a 'cause' of the manifest world. Turiya is kArya-kAraNa
> vilakShaNa. That is, the Turiya transcends the cause-effect duality. [The
> prajna is still in that duality]
> The prAjna is a samsAri but the turiya is nitya mukta svarUpam.
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