[Advaita-l] Can a jnAni engage himself in a prohibited act??
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jul 13 07:34:15 CDT 2010
We have seen in purANa-s, smruti texts, biographies of mahAtma-s wherein
jnAni-s like Krishna, rAma, ramaNa, paramahamsa, diti & kashyapa prajapati
etc. have did what they are not supposed to do being a brahma jnAni-s
:-)) So the question is, can jnAni be svecchAchAri or durAchAri without
any katrutva bhAva and in the name of vyavahAra can he engage himself /
herself in a shAstra nishiddha act ?? can shOka, mOha, kAma wicked
thoughts influence jnAni's external activities by internally detaching
from them in a sAkshi bhAva ?? Sofar what is there in these texts about
krishna, kashyapa prajapati & his wife diti, ramaNa, rAmakrishna etc.
suggests that they are all kevala sAkshi-s to this socalled external
'questionable' activities & it can happen in the vyAvahArik world since
they (jnAni-s) too have the different dehAntaHkaraNa & it is possible for
them to engage themselves in these type of activities without any katrutva
bhAva & bhOktrutva bhAva, indriyA indriyArteshu vartante, guNa guNeshu
vartante...So, a jnAni like kashyapa prajapati can agree with his wife's
(another jnAni) untimely demand & satisfied her demand resulting in
getting rAkshasa saNtAna from the Rishi parampara!!
But it is better to be noted that shankara is quite categorical in his
bhAshya that : rAgAgikleshavAsanAkshipta karmApekshA tu avidyA kevalA
vaishmyakaree syAt...A jnAni cannot be a durAchAri or svecchAchAri and
engage himself in shAstra nishiddha AcharaNa to violate the basics of
dharma shAstra. How can he?? asks shankara?? in Kannada we have one
saying : rAtri kanda bhAviyalli yaarAdaru hagalu beeLuvare?? shankara in
chAndOgya says us : na cha pratishiddha sevAprAptiH, ekatva
pratyayOtpatteH prAgeva pratishiddhatvAt, na hi rAtraU kUpe kaMtake vA
patitaH uditepi savitari patati tasminneva...
Further Shankara says in Itareya bhAshya .
yaThA kAmitvaM tu vidushO atyantaM aprAptaM, atyanta mUdha vishyatvena
avagamAt, taThA shAstrachOditamapi karma Atma vidO aprAptaM gurubhAratayA
avagamyate kimuta atyanta aviveka nimittam yathAkAmitvaM, na hi
unmAdatimiradrushtOpalabdhaM vastu 'tadapagame taThaiva syAt unmAda
Here shankara quite clearly says ONLY utter idiots (atyanta mUdha) would
engage themselves in nishiddhAcharaNa whereas for Atma vida-s even
'shAstra vihita karma' itself a big burden!! No need to mention here, if
at all we see these type of nishiddhAcharaNa by the jnAni-s either it has
some symbolical explanation or it can be 'real' ONLY in ajnAni drushti and
NOWAY THESE INCIDENTS CAN BE TAKEN AS THE PROOF TO PROVE JNANI'S KAAMA,
And finally, we cannot make Atma jnAni-s as victims of this
nishiddhAcharaNa in the name of prArabdha karma, akatrutva & abhOktruva
cushions & more importantly in the name of vyavahAra :-))
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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