[Advaita-l] namaste:

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 23 13:41:58 CST 2004

hariH Om !!

The cause of fear is feeling and believing that 'I
exist' as an individual. If the concept of
'individual' is erased then who is to be afraid ? and
of whom ?

If dvaitam is there then there is fear. There is no
doubt expressed from your end.

If someone says 'He alone is', then who is saying that
'he is' ? There is an individual. We may call this
'loneliness' not 'aloneness'. But, if one were to say
he does not exist as an individual and all that exists
is 'God' or 'Consciousness' there is 'none' to be

Probably, this is what is meant my getting rid of fear
of 'advaitam'. When one remains as consciousness, that
is fearlessness from 'advaitam' also.

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


--- Ramesh Badisa <badisa55 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear respected members,
> Namaste. I will be grateful to you if you could
> enlighten me on the 
> following doubt:
> * The person who is filled with sorrow if worships
> Lord Vistnu, then he will 
> be released from dvaita and advaita fear. This
> reference is found in Atma 
> Bhodhopanishad, 3rd mantra (Shoka moha venirmaktam
> ...., dvaita advaita 
> mabhayam bhavathi). I believe that there is only one
> divine (who or in what 
> form one has to worship etc details are not required
> at this point). The 
> ultimate aim of all jeevatmas is to experience the
> divine and merge in 
> divine for absolute salvation. If that is so, then
> why the above mantra says 
> release of worshipper from dvaita and advaita fear?
> Where is the fear for 
> advaita?
> Couple of similar type of questions are alaso found
> in the following 
> Upanishad:
> * Tejo Bindu Upanishad, 5.27 mantra says that if
> there is no dvaitam, then 
> there is no advaitam and vice versa. Similar meaning
> is also implied in 5.37 
> mantra of this upanishad. In the same upanishad
> mantra 6.99 says that every 
> thing is illusion (sarvada bheda kalanam dvaita
> advaitam na vidyate - sorry 
> for my in accurate translation). There is no dvaita
> and advaita.
> I will be grateful for your answer.
> Namaste
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