[Advaita-l] adhyAsa and mind

Praveen bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Wed May 23 07:26:19 CDT 2007

praNAm all,

(I've changed the subject line in order to not sidetrack the ongoing SSS debate)

Bhaskarji wrote:
> At this point, if we, out of
> context,  conclude  illogically   that  this mind is itself adhyAsa then we
> donot  have  any  karaNa to do brahmajignAsa!!  Ofcourse nobody agrees that
> with  the  help of *adhyAsa* (considering the case that mind=adhyAsa) we do
> brahma  jignAsa  :-))

I'd be interested to know if mind is not (a part or product of)
adhyAsa, then how is it defined, be so in the empirical. Ramana calls
it as a bunch of thoughts and so is my understanding.

Bhaskarji wrote:
> Mind as it is, should be understood when it turns towards the self the mind
> loses  its  mindness  (manastva)  and appears as the self..(Sri RamaNa says
> when   we  turn  our  mind  to  find  out  mind  it  disappears  within  no
> time)...shruti  gives  the  example  of *burning wood*
praveen: Ramana says that mind is a tool thats used to find out that
the mind does not exist, and that also justifies the above that with
the help of adhyAsa, we do brahmajignAsa. :)

Bhaskarji wrote:
The mind will become
> Atman  ...
praveen: I'm assuming this is figuratively speaking. Is that correct?



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