[Advaita-l] Re:Three Questions on Jiva, Atman & Brahma-jnAna

sunil bhattacharjya skbhattacharjya at yahoo.co.in
Thu Oct 27 19:11:04 CDT 2005

Namaste Vishuji and Krishnamurthyji,

The details of the first two questions are discussed
in the Samkhyakarika of Ishvarakrishna and the other
ancient samkhya(it is also wrotten as Sankhya) books.
They speak of the Sukshma sarira and the limga(it is
also written as linga) sarira. There are commentaries
on Samkhya by Gaudapada and the other great ancient
Acharyas.There is no shortcut and I am afraid you will
have to delve into these.


Sunil Bhattacharjya

--- "V. Krishnamurthy" <profvk at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Namaste Vishu-ji
> I am reproducing below your further three questions
> and my
> feeble responses:
> 1. What is the exact mechanism of subtle body
> (sUkshma
> sharira) escaping the
> body and taking another body?
> VK: The exact mechanism is too much to ask. Some
> Upanishads
> do talk about this, but I am not familiar enough
> with them
> to give you exact reference.
> 2. How are vasanas stored in subtle body?
> VK: G.O.K. (God only knows!)
> 3. What happens to this subtle body after
> realization? (of
> brahma jnana)
> VK: Whatever happens to everything else. First of
> all I
> would change the words "after realization" to "on
> realization".  On realization there is only Brahman.
> I
> could have added 'everywhere' but that would connote
> the
> existence of 'space' as if it were different from
> Brahman.
> So the only thing you could posit is 'Brahman is'. 
> So
> there is no body, no subtle body, no anything!
> Vishu-ji, I may appear to you as not very helpful in
> responding to your questions, but you are asking
> questions
> which can be answered only by Self-Realized Sages --
> if at
> all  they choose to answer!
> PraNAms to all seekers of Truth.
> profvk
> Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
> Latest on my website:  Shrimad Bhagavatam and
> advaita bhakti. Introduction. Chatushloki
> Bhagavatam. Vidura and Maitreya. Kapila Gita.
> Dhruva charitam. JaDabharata, Ajamila Stories.
> Prahlada Charitram.
> and succeeding pages.
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