[Advaita-l] Sannyasa and jnana

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 18 16:28:31 CST 2007

>Please a clarification of Sri Vidyasankar's comment, "How is any  vyavahAra
>possible for
>one who is always in paramArtha?":
>Is the difference between the relative and Absolute intended  to be so
>absolutely distinct? Isn't the removal of  distinctions Sankara's grand 

It is distinct, for the person who sees only paramArtha. The one who sees 
only paramArtha, by definition, does not see any vyavahAra, so the question 
of the distinction between vyavahAra and paramArtha does not even arise for 
him. Nor does the question of the removal of distinctions, in this state.

However, for the sake of those of us, who habitually see only vyavahAra, a 
clear distinction is made, in order to reveal that the paramArtha state 
exists, that it is possible to realize it, and that vyavahAra disappears in 



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