[Advaita-l] Taittiriya Upanishad question

D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ dvnsarma at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 19:44:41 CDT 2011

I feel our discussions sometimes tend to prescribe how a jnani should be.

When such discussions used to take place Bhagavan Ramana used to
quip "Let jnani look after himself. You look after yourself first".

Jnani is said to be free. It means he is free to कर्तुम्, अकर्तुम्,
i.e.,  to do, not to do or to do anything else he likes.

Though lay people's dos and don'ts are not binding on a jnani, he appears
follow them for our sake I think.

They can be बालोन्मत्तपिशाचवत्.


On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> Instead of appreciating the vairAgya of the disciple which is the prakrta
> viShaya of this section of upaniShad, you are taking it to mean jnAni's
> ability to create.....
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> I think this is far better an example to prove jnAni's 'power' :-)) We
> have already read the examples of kashyapa brahma who uses his power
> 'indiscriminately  and yields to his wife's (she is also another jnAni in
> that given example!!) untimely demand.  Kindly dont see any sarcasm
> here...this was the  emphasized & insisted example to prove jnAni's kAma &
> krOdha ofcourse due to his prArabdha karma janita dehendriya.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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