Shankara Jayanti

Shashikanth Hosur SHosur at KBSI.COM
Tue Apr 20 15:09:01 CDT 1999

My Guru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi gives a beautiful example.
In a house there are different rooms.  In each room there is electric bulb.
When you switch on the switch in a particular room them only that
bulb lights all the bulbs do not light up.  It is the same electricity thats
flows through flows through all the bulbs and switching on one switch in a
room does not light up all the bubls in all the rooms.  One has to turn on
switch in each room.  Similarly although everyones true nature is one as
each person has to remove the ego that remove that identification of the
self with the Lower self.  One has turn on the switch to tune oneself with
the Cosmic Consiousness.


Arise, Awake rest not till the goal is reached

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ashish Chandra [SMTP:achandra at WNMAIL.WNDEV.ATT.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 2:37 PM
> Subject:      Shankara Jayanti
> Namaskar All,
> Perhaps it is befitting that I pose this question of mine on this
> auspicious day. It might seem a very innocous, even irrelevant, question
> to pose, but the expectation is that it might throw some light on
> whether Shri Sankara himself has written in regards to it.
> One of my friends posed the question that if the Advaita view takes the
> stand that Brahman is the only truth and rest is the Unrevealed, Maya,
> an illusion, as some may put it, how is it that if one person becomes
> realized, The rest of us don't. His analogy was that if we are all a
> part of the same truth, and hence related, if one of us gets to the
> truth, then everyone else should also get to know of it the very instant
> one of us "realizes" It.
> I could not give him a satisfactory answer. Could someone please answer
> and clarify. If you need a clarification as to the question, please do
> write to me.
> Namaskar
> Ashish
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