[Advaita-l] A study of a chapter of the book `BhAmatI-samAlochanam'.
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Apr 15 07:28:12 CDT 2010
It is the firm view of the Upanishads and Acharya Shankara that
although Atma Jnanam is eternal (vastu tantra) and need not be
brought about afresh, yet, in order to end the erroneous delusion of
samsara one has to specifically effect a `realization'. This
realization is of a special mental mode, vritti, that happens in
time. It is this vritti, called `akhandAkAra vritti', that arises,
destroys the basic ignorance along with its effects of samsara and
praNAms Subbu prabhuji
Perhaps, above is what the blunder Sri JnAnAnandendra saraswati speaking
in his book...As usual you have given plenty of irrelevant quotes from
shankara bhAshya to prove us that jnAnOtpatti & sAkshAtkAra are two
separate events...Your obfuscating interpretation of the sUtra bhAshya
lingAchha finally says Sakrit utpannaiva hi AtmapratipattiH avidyAm
nivartayati...this is what Atma jnAna...Atma jnAna is nothing but avidyA
nirmoolana..once you get rid of avidyA the svayaM siddha, aprameya brahman
illumines itself without any further effort..jnApakaM hi shAstraM natu
kArakaM. This shAstra merely reminds but it does not create or bring into
existence anything non-existing like akhandAkAra vrutti or sAkshAtkAra..
Therefore please note mOksha is nothing but release from ignorance and its
effects such as eshaNa (desire), fear grief,etc. The katha shruti says
this without any ambiguity When all the desires taking shelter in this
jeeva's heart are shattered then mortal man becomes immortal and attains
brahman here...prayOjanaM chAsya brahma vidyayA avidyA nivruttiH..says
shankara in sUtra bhAshya..he does not call for the peculiar state of
sAkshAtkAra here..phalatva prasiddhirap mOkshasya bandhanivrutti
mAtrApekshA, nApUrvOpajanapEkshA...says shankara in sUtra bhAshya...This
is what is bhUma prApti..this is what is samyak jnAna this not a previous
stage of mukti & sAkshAtkAra, a subsequent akhandAkAra vrutti is not a
task that needs to be completed at future time. And I think the author of
bhAmati samAlOchana trying to refute your (bhAmati) theory of double
standards in mukti..So, IMO, what sri jnAnAnandendra objects holds really
valid & your interpretation of the shankara bhAshya vAkya is farfetched...
I can still write a plenty with more bhAshya quotes to prove you are going
against mUla bhAshyArtha..but its time up for me I've to leave office..if
possible shall meet tomorrow..till then prabhuji...
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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