[Advaita-l] Motivation for Advaitins

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 17:36:58 CDT 2011

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> Yes true.  "dvitIyAdvai bhayaM bhavati" says the shruti.
> RV: Yes. Even Arjuna, though a devotee, feels fear on seeing Visvarupam
> that he wants to see sowmya rupam. But such fear is not experienced as
> reasoned in the sruti that there is nothing else to be afraid of. What about
> loneliness? Sruti talks about Brahman manifesting the female counterpart to
> overcome loneliness and chasing it in various forms. BTW, the goal of
> gaudiya vaishnavas is not to participate in rasa lila in goloka. Their goal
> is to attain unalloyed devotion shunning saloka etc. Anyway, it was brought
> up only to illustrate that sublation of jivahood is like losing oneself.

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