[Advaita-l] A Perspective - 7

Anbu sivam2 anbesivam2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 08:27:20 CST 2009


I have laboured as much not to use Sanskrit jargons or quotations for all
laymen to understand.  "i" is ever-present and so is a qualified witness.
As to his nature, literally, he is ignorant.  He however has a lakshya or
object to attain says the Veda.  That can only happen when he loses his
ignorance namely the "i"ness.

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Anbu sivam2 <anbesivam2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Vishyji,
> Quote: "I feel the small mind and i (ahankara ) is one and same. Small
> mind is nothing but "i" thought that is ever present."
> You have not explained why you feel the 'small mind' and "i" are one and
> the same.  I have assigned different roles for these two entities.  'small
> mind' represents the known (world) and the "i" represents the knower.
> The world appears and disappears and that is easily discerned when the
> 'small mind' is absent.  But the knower does not appear and disappear and
> you do readily admit to his ever presence.
> Quote: "Just that peace ,which is experienced without small mind and
> intellect, is recorded in chitta, which is recalled (as I slept well) by 'i'
> when becomes active again in the morning."
> Here you are contradicting yourself.  If the 'small mind' and "i" are one
> and the same then they both should be absent during deep sleep.  However you
> are referring to an 'experience of peace' that was recorded by chitta the
> memory.  So I ask you: who is the experiencer?  where does he come from if
> "i" is absent?

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