[Advaita-l] Yoga and Advaita Vedanta - 0

Sundar Rajan avsundarrajan at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 25 08:30:05 CDT 2006

Namaste Sri Sundar Rajan,
The post #33262 on the advaitin list from which you have quoted below
is actually a classic case of confusing pramana with sadhana and using
phrases such as "direct means" in a very loose sense.
  Agreed. You are actually preaching to the 'quire' :-)  The 'direct means' phrase were not my words - I was responding to a post by someone else and my reply is prefxied by (SR reply). I tried to point out that Nirvikalpa Samadhi is NOT a term used in Patanjali Yoga sutras. Hope this clarifies.
  Sundar Rajan


On 25/09/06, Sundar Rajan <avsundarrajan at yahoo.com> wrote:
>   One of the first things to tackle is the 'terminology' - here is as an example of mixing Patanjali Yoga with Nirvikalpa samadhi
>   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/advaitin/message/33262
>   //
>   > 3. Those who talk about Nirvikalpa samadhi as defined in Patanjali
> > Yoga as the direct means of AtmajnAna are at variance with Adi
> > Shankaras teaching because NS or Dhyana is not accepted as a
> > pramAna> by Shankara or any other Acharya.
> >
>   (SR reply):
> First, some clarifications on nomenclature:
> Nirvikalpa Samadhi is NOT a term used in Patanjali Yoga sutras and
> linking Nirvikalpa Samadhi to Patanjali causes confusions (IMHO).
> //

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