jIvan mukta's world view
vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 2 15:39:29 CST 2003
nanda chandran <vpcnk at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>See following verses from Atmabodha, the words of a jIvanmukta -
>>samyak.h viGYaanavaan.h yogii svaatmanyevaakhilaM jagat.h .
>>ekaM cha sarvamaatmaanamiikshate GYaanachakshushhaa .. 47..
>What Shankara means by the verse can be one thing and what we understand of
>it can be something else.
I don't see why this should be so. The Sanskrit used in these texts can
still be read, understood and translated today. Besides, the two verses
quoted are part of a longer text, which says more about the subject.
To perpetually live in a state of mind that says, "we can't be sure what
Shankara meant," is to refuse to understand what he does say, especially in
cases where the meaning is straightforward.
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