[Advaita-l] j~nAna, aj~nAna and sarvaj~natvam

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 04:58:51 CDT 2011

2011/8/10 Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>

> Namaste
> यस्यां अवस्थायां ईश्वरः जीवः जगत् च आत्मैव भवन्ति तत्र कोऽपि कमपि न
> जानाति । न तत्र कस्यापि ज्ञानमस्ति । न तत्र कस्यापि सर्वज्ञत्वमस्ति ।
> RV: All devanagari letters appear as black dots in black berry, probably
> why the name. I have to see it in my laptop. Anyway, what is denied with
> respect to the atman is seeing etc. with respect to an external object
> because there is none and also no sense or mind for perception. But the
> names and forms are present in atman as non-different from itself. It is not
> my opinion but sruti defines Brahman that way, which Sankara quotes (e.g.
> BSBh 2.1.14). That this is undifferentiated knowledge (jnapti) is Brahman is
> also stated in smrti jnapti matram (e.g. SBh). Atman is beyond knowing and
> not knowing. It is advaya jnanam.

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