SSS on "Effort after GYAna" (was Re: [Advaita-l] Re: Pa~nchapAdikAchArya)

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at
Sun Oct 15 14:46:36 CDT 2006

On 10/13/06, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at> wrote:

> Sankara's commentary on BU 1.4.7 provided in the previous email gives
> such a quote from Sankara as well. I just received an email saying
> that when Sankara refers to "samyagGYAna", he refers only to "True,
> aparoksha BrahmaGYAna" and nothing else. The BU 1.4.7 quote contained
> this term, and Sankara's recommendation to effort after samyagGYAna
> can only mean that Sankara also accepts that sometimes effort needs
> to be made after BrahmaGYAna.

Further, even in Bhaskaras commentary on the brahma-suutra (earliest
available next to Sankara), advaia is referred to as samyag-darshana.
No doubt samyag-j~naana refers to brahma-j~naana.


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