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

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 20:46:24 CDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 2:42 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> What is the meaning of jnapti? Has Shankara defined it anywhere?

The word jnaptiH is used by Shankara in the Taittiriya Upanishad in the
context of the mantra 'satyam jnAnam anantam brahma'.  Here for the word
jnanam of the mantra Shankara says: jnAnam = jnaptiH = avabodhaH.  He
distinguishes this jnaanam from any functional knowing and obtaining any
knowledge. One can read this portion in the Upanishad bhashyam for the very
first anuvAka of the AnandavallI.


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