[Advaita-l] yadA carmavat & BGB 13.2
shyam_md at yahoo.com
Mon May 10 14:58:15 CDT 2010
Dear Shri Murali
The reference is to the famous quotation in the Shve. Up. "yada charmavadakasham veshtayishyanti maanavah..." - which simply means that only when man can figure out how to roll up this entire expanse of space like he would roll up a leather-skin, can there be an end to samsara without knowledge of the Lord. In other words there is only one way out of samsara and that is through jnana.
It is in the very same sense as the Purusha suktam "na anya pantha vidyate yanaya". The context of this (viz. the fruit of jnana vs. ajnana) as explained in that bhashya - you have yourself provided, and summarized very nicely.
Trust this clarifies.
Shri Gurubhyo namah
--- On Mon, 5/10/10, Murali Karamchedu <murali_m_k at msn.com> wrote:
> From: Murali Karamchedu <murali_m_k at msn.com>
> Subject: [Advaita-l] yadA carmavat & BGB 13.2
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Date: Monday, May 10, 2010, 1:22 PM
> Dear List Members,
> and then, wrapping up the Sruti vAkyAs as references before
> proceeding to
> smritI, he says -
> yadA carmavat (Sve. U 6.20)
> Can someone help me situate this last vAkyA in the above
> narrative? Am I to read
> it as - when this parA vidyA is wrapped around as a hide?
> Or as when the kshetrajna wraps
> the kshetra around as a hide? Or as when the vidvAn wraps
> this samsAra around as a
> hide? Or perhaps a different reading?
> Thanks in advance,
> Murali Manohar
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