[Advaita-l] Physical death of the Jnani and related issues

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 14:26:29 CST 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> > praarabdha karma includes teaching you and me. If it is insisted that a
> > Gnaani has BMI then there would not be any jeevanmukthas and one would
> only
> > be advocating vidhEhamukthi. I do hold that Gnaanam is imparted in many
> > ways unique to each mumukshu. Actually Bhagavan Ramana employed different
> Au contraire, only if it is insisted that a jnAnI continues in the
> preconditioned BMI
> can one even begin to talk of jIvanmukti. The straightforward meaning of
> the word
> jIvanmukta is that this person is enlightened even when continuing to live
> in the
> body. Continued functioning of the body and continued functioning of the
> mind are
> accepted and described by no less than Sankara bhagavatpAda himself, as has
> been
> shown through numerous quotations from the bhAshyas.
> No advaitin (at least on this list) is suggesting that a jnAnI identifies
> with this BMI.
> That would be a grave misreading of the intentions of those who say that a
> jnAnI
> has BMI, because that is clearly not the intention of those who say that a
> jnAnI
> does have a functioning body and a mind

Sorry to sound stupid - but what's BMI?


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