Advaita terminology

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Thu Feb 14 10:51:42 CST 2002

Hari Om !!

--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Srikrishna Ghadiyaram wrote:
> > I see the word Kutastha-Atman being referred with
> > respect to Sushupti Avastha, explaining that
> > Kutastha-Atman is none other than Paramatman. So,
> I
> > assume it is referring to Jivatman. However, as
> > Jivatman is none other than Paramatman, I guess it
> is
> > OK to say that Kutastha-Atman is Paramatman.
> >
> kutastha = lika mountain (i.e. highest) or
> all-pervading.
> >

I understand, the correct meaning of Kutastha is Anvil
which the gold-smith uses to keep the metal and beat
with hammer to give some shape. The metal gets changed
in shape but the Anvil on which the metal is kept to
beat does not change (remains unaffected). Similarly
the Atman (Jivatma) remains unattached and untainted,
or unaffected, so it is called Kutastha-Atman.

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


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