[Advaita-l] Crossing death is not immortality

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Jun 26 14:45:59 CDT 2016

On Sun, 26 Jun 2016, Venkatraghavan S wrote:

> Namaste,
> Gyana can certainly be obtained. While one does not obtain Brahman or become
> Brahman, as one is Brahman in reality, that knowledge is obscured by
> ignorance. The obtaining of knowledge in essence is the removal of that
> ignorance.

I think you are just restating the same thing I said.  The point is it is 
a subtractive process not additive.  That's why it is described in 
negative terms, neti neti or a-dvaita.

> Jnana can only arise through shravaNa manana nidhidhyAsana (SMN). No amount
> of nitya naimittika karma anushthAna, in the absence of SMN, will help in
> obtaining knowledge. While karmayoga can help in chitta shuddhi, it is not
> sufficient for jnAna.

No of course not but in light of what was said is above, it helps in a 
negative way by removing the impediments to SMN.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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