[Advaita-l] Re: Pa~nchapAdikAchArya
sjayana at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 7 18:00:35 CDT 2006
--- bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com wrote:
> > (d) whether jnAni required sustained *effort* to maintain his
> > jnAna??
> > (e) issue relates to sadyO mukti...
> Can you please tell us what the conclusions of SSS were on the
> praNAms Sri Kartik prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> due to dasara holidays could not write to you prabhuji, pardon me.
> According to SSS answer for the (d) is NO...*effort* implies
> whereas brahma jnAna sublates this very notion of *katrutva*
> etc. prasaNkhyAna vAda simply does not fit into the context of
> pratipAdita *brahma jnAni*..
How then does SSS interpret the following from Sankara's
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bhashya 1.4.7 :
yady apy evaM SarIrAbdhakasya karmaNo niyata-phalatvAt
samyag-jnAna-prAptAv apy avaSyaM-bhAvinI-pravRttir
vA.n-manaH-kAyAnAm. labdha-vRtter karmaNo balIyastvAt, mukteShvAdi
pravRttivat. tena pakShe prAptaM jnAna-pravRtti-daurbalyaM. tasmAd
niyantavyA bhavati ...
The gist of the above quotation is, "even after the rise of right
knowledge (samyag-jnAna), due to the strong effect of prior karmA
(balIyastva), whose momentum is like that of a released arrow (mukta
iShu), and the relatively weakness of the newly acquired tendency
towards jnAna, it is necessary (niyantavyA) to maintain a steady
recollection of Self-knowledge (Atma-vijnAna-smRti-saMtati), assisted
by sAdhana-s like renunciation (tyAga), dispassion (vairAgya) and the
Sankara goes on to say that this can therefore be seen as a niyama
vidhi, in the technical mImAMsA sense of injunction, but his
intention here is very clear as to what he thinks is required after
the rise of right knowledge.
 Vidyasankar's posting at
> And for the (e)...shankara himself clarifies this point & says
> brahma jnAna
> is NOT the state that can be achieved only after *death* or going
> to *some
> other* lOka/abode...SSS holds this view point & accordingly says
> jnAna is realizable in this very life...
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