[Advaita-l] Taittiriya Upanishad question

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Apr 8 07:18:01 CDT 2011

By saying so Shankara confirms that not only
does the Jnani have a mind, he 'desires', wishes, and that the Jnani has 
ahankAra too:  the word मह्यं  ' for me' shows this.

Hare Krishna

Again, I am afraid,  out of context proof.  It can be noted that this 
maNtra & bhAshya are not meant to prove jnAni's ahaMkAra & mamakAra.  It 
is an eulogy of brahmavidya and an appreciation of importance of brahma 
vidyA/jnAni.  The 'saNdarbha' (context) here is glorification of 
brahmavidyA!!  Noway, it can be taken as proof to prove jnAni's 'ahaMkAra' 
and his 'kAma'.  The jnAni is 'AptakAma' & 'AtmanishTa' how can he desire 
for mundane wordly things by keeping his individuality intact by 
entertaining the 'bhOktrutva' bhAva in him !!??  As Sri vidyA prabhuji 
just said, literal reading of these sentences would definitely lead to 
'arthahAni' and 'siddhAnta hAni' as well.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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