[Advaita-l] Bh.Gita verse 18.73 - Was Arjuna an 'aparoksha Jnani'? - Part 3

Murali Karamchedu murali_m_k at msn.com
Tue Jun 29 11:20:04 CDT 2010

>It is, therefore clear that right knowledge, samyagdarsana, or mastering the
>Self, at least in the form of paroksha jnana was needed by him and the Lord
>wonderfully imparted it and eradicated Arjuna’s delusion. *Arjuna’s Paroksha
>jnana is not just some superficial knowledge of the Self.  It is a clear
>knowledge devoid of samsaya and viparyaya.

How are we to understand Arjuna's stay in naraka, and then svarga, after his
death in light of this samyagdarshana?In the mahabharata, after Yudhishtira's 
bath, and shedding his mortal body, when Yama takes him by naraka, Yudishtira
encounters Arjuna there. So, there is clearly a 'going somewhere' after death
in this kind of jnana, and is distinct from the characterization of not going
anywhere after jnana.

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