[Advaita-l] GYAnimAtra and the sthitapraGYa (was Re: FW: Avidya, Jnanis and SSS' views)

Muralidhar Maddala muralidhar.maddala at gmail.com
Fri May 21 02:26:06 CDT 2010

Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

>> I agree with the above equation without any reservations prabhuji..Because 
>> shankara himself quite categorically expresses his opinion about mOksha & 
>> declares unambiguously that avidyA nivrutti is itself mOksha & there is no 
>> obstacle other than this (avidyA) for the mOksha..Atleast I hope 
>> vAsanAkshaya here means 'avidyA nivrutti'..na chAjnAna vyatirekeNa 
>> mOkshasya vyavadhAnAntaraM kalpayituM shakyaM!! says shankara in bruhad 
>> bhAshya. It is through our whimsical thinking we assume that there is a 
>> GAP between Atma jnAna & mOksha and two are different stages in the 
>> mumukshu/sAdhaka.
>Sankara bhagavatpAda talks fairly extensively of vAsanA-s in the bRhadAraNyaka
>bhAshya 4.4.2, when explaining the word pUrva-prajnA. The entire commentary on
>the 4th brAhmaNa of the 4th adhyAya of this upanishad (4.4.1 to 4.4.25) should
>be read carefully, especially in the context of what happens at physical death and
>rebirth and what it all means for a mumukshu and the jnAnI.
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