[Advaita-l] Akramadruk in Naishkarmya Siddhi
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 00:30:42 CST 2014
In the munDaka mantra 'yaH sarvajnaH sarvavit yasya jnAnamayam tapaH..'
Shankara gives the meanings: 'sAmAnyena sarvam jAnAti iti sarvajnaH',
'visheSheNa sarvam vEtti iti sarvavit'. Both these attributes are there
for the sarvajna saguNa Ishwara.
The kArikA / bhAShya 4.89 too specify another type of sarvajnatA:
turye viditE svayameva AtamasvarUpameva sarvajnatA - sarvaH cha asau jnaH
cha tasya bhAvaH sarvajnatA - It/the Pure Consciousness - is at the same
time 'everything' and 'knower'. Here, the reference is not to the
Ishwara's sarvajnatva of the munDaka mantra shown above. This is the
realized person's Atmic condition of Pure Consciousness, sarvAtmabhAva.
The first sarvajnatva is mAyopAdhika and the second one is nirupAdhika
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> He knows everything as Brahman and truly everything is Brahma. We say Atma
> is Sarvajna. But Sarvajnatva of Atma is not like Ishwara's Sarvajnatva.
> can ask Ishwara how many total hairs are on ALL the people's heads or any
> individual person also. He will give the answer. But not Atma.
> Hare Krishna
> :-) OK prabhuji I agree...Atma is sarvajna but this sarvajnatva is not
> similar to that of Ishwara and Ishwara's sarvajnatva is more perfect &
> accurate (like counting & giving correct number of hairs) whereas Atman's
> is NOT :-) Thanks for your clarification.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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