[Advaita-l] adhyAsa and mind
bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Wed May 23 07:26:19 CDT 2007
(I've changed the subject line in order to not sidetrack the ongoing SSS debate)
> 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.
> 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. :)
The mind will become
> Atman ...
praveen: I'm assuming this is figuratively speaking. Is that correct?
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