Tat tvam asi?

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Fri Feb 15 15:14:18 CST 2002

Hari Om !!

I would caution you, Sri Himanshu is a learned
scholer, and he obviously does not need any basic
teaching. Based on his introduction in the archives, I
realise that he is a  man of higher spiritual
achievement. So, be careful before you offer
suggestions to him. (Ofcourse, you will also learn
from mistakes)

Coming to your interpretation, I believe it is flawed.
There are no THREE entities.

Yes, there is MIND and Purusha (SELF). What you refer
to as Prakriti is MIND itself.

Mind IS Maya.

Thoughts are not different from MIND. Thoughts make up
the MIND. If there are no thoughts, there is no MIND.

I would suggest you to clearup your basic
understanding, and stop building up new models, for
you will be wasting your time and tread wrong tracks.
I have seen some people making up new imaginative
theories and gone crazy. Sorry, if I am sounding bad.
Better not to build castles in air.

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


--- Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> >Standing there, I slowly slipped into a state where
> I was happy with
> >myself, not at all worried that I was getting late
> to reach home, not
> >irritated that no
> >I was just there, just happy to BE, without
> worries, impatience about
> getting home,
> >This state lasted for about 2 hours (which I found
> out on ultimately
> >reaching home)
> >Who were those "I" experiencing various levels of
> inputs?
> Namaste Shri Himanshu,
> This is my understanding:
> There are three entities:
> 1. You the witness, also known as the Self, Atma
> tattva
> 2. Your Mind which you witness, Mind here refers to
> antakarana
>    and not manas.
> 3. prakRti, the one who mananges the images
> projected on your
>    Mind. These images include thoughts, perceptions
> etc..
> Within this model, the question who is the "I"
> experiencing the
> inputs does not need an extensive analysis to
> answer. Who is
> witnessing your Mind, by definition You, the witness
> are.
> This combination of Mind and, You the witness, is
> the puruSa. I
> have no evidence to beleive that Self ever exists in
> dissociation
> with Mind. That is You always exist as a puruSa.
> Different states
> of being are simply a result of different states of
> Mind.
> Is this advaita ?
> Not sure. Possibly a combination of sAnkhya and
> vedanta.
> Do teachnings of advaita fit into this model ?
> I have not yet had any problems with this model.
> Best regards
> Shrinivas Gadkari

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