[Advaita-l] The collapse of duality in the geeta
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Mar 26 00:31:28 CDT 2011
On Sat, 19 Mar 2011, dr.praveen kumar wrote:
> Can I ask Jaldharji to elucidate the portion of Geetha which explains with
> point of realisation,duality collapses?
It is a good idea to address such questions to the list at large but since
you asked me personally, I think the vivid example of this is in the
Vishvarupayoga. Earlier Krshna Bhagavan has told Arjuna how he dwells
within all including Arjuna himself (10.36 pANDaVAnAM dhana~njaya) and now
He gives a practical demonstration.
This is one difference between the Vedantic vision and the nastikas.
Buddha saw the end of duality as empty void -- the end of being
altogether. This is why he calls the supreme goal nIrvANa ("extinction".)
But our Rshis saw it as the fullness (pUrNata) of being. There is nothing
that is not pervaded by Brahman.
Arjuna finds this vision too difficult to bear as even with divine help,
he is simply not prepared. Glimpses of non-duality can be had even by
those with no knowledge of Vedanta whatsover. But this is fleeting
and unstable. jnana is what makes one "established in Brahman"
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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