[Advaita-l] jnAna-karma samuccaya
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Nov 17 00:50:49 CST 2010
If these upAsanA-s will not be sufficient to attain comprehensive
of nirguNa brahma and build a strong bond with saguNa brahma, I might have
missed something in my study ...
Yes, upAsana-s of Ishtadevata would build a strong bond with saguNa brahma
and the phala (drushtAdrushta) of this upAsana-s also depends upon the
attributes of this 'upAsya brahma'...So, results would be different from
one upAsya brahma and another upAsya brahma...Moreover, upAsana is
'chOdana tantra' and purusha tantra...whereas jnAna phala is ONE and the
same and it would result in 'mukti' here in this very life...whereas
saguNOpAsa would lead to krama-mukti...shankara makes this clear in sUtra
bhAshya : tatra kAnichit brahmaN upAsanAni abhudayArthAni, kAnichit
kramamukthyarthAni, kAnichit karma smrutddhyarthAni, teshAM
guNavisheshOpAdhi bhedena bhedaH, eka eva tu paramAtmA IshwaraH
traistairguNavisheshairvishishtaH upAsyO yadyapi bhavati, tathApi
yathAguNOpAsanameva phalAni bhidyante... and elsewhere shankara also
confirms that : nAmAdishu prateekOpAsaneshu pUrvasmAt pUrvasmAt phala
visheshaM uttarasmin uttarasmin upAsane darshayati...
In short, upAsana is a sort of spiritual practice with upAsya, upAsaka,
upAsana bheda and it is 'purusha tantra sAdhana (chOdanAtantra) and the
end result of this is not the same as 'vastu tantra' jnAna...
But for the manda, madhyama adhikAri-s like us ishta devatA upAsana,
ArAdhana etc. are indispensable to get the required chitta shuddhi to
pursue the jnAna mArga.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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