[Advaita-l] Bh.Gita verse 18.73 - Was Arjuna an 'aparoksha Jnani'? - Part 4

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Fri Jul 30 23:54:33 CDT 2010

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:

> Namaste Sri Jaldhar Vyas
> Request you explain Adi Sankara's comments in BSB 3.4.20 -
> http://www.archive.org/stream/vedntasutrastr02bdar/vedntasutrastr02bdar_djvu.txt
> 'To these objections we
> make the following reply. The term ' brahmasamstha '
> denotes fulfilment in Brahman, a state of being grounded
> in Brahman to the exclusion of all other activity. Now
> such a state is impossible for persons belonging to the
> three former asramas,

It is simple.  Jnanotpatti is the beginning of the process, brahmasamstha 
is the end of the process.  As I previously wrote:

>> Now it is true that upon
>> enlightennment he immediately abandoned worldly life.  Jnana and sannyasa
>> are inextricably linked but sometimes the sequence is sannyasa -> jnana,
>> other times it is jnana -> sannyasa.

In other words wherever a jnani starts from, he will end up as a sannyasi.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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