Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Sep 12 02:20:56 CDT 2011
On Sun, 11 Sep 2011, dr.praveen kumar wrote:
> I am posing this question to all the knowledgeable members
> The author Vachaspati mishra in his work Bhamati says
> ''Not mere knowledge alone is desired but that leads to Avagati or
> Sakshataka(direct experience).That which
> culminates in Avagati is the object of desire denoted by the suffix san
> This is in the context of atman.All the sub commentators of shankara bhashya
> did suggest direct experience
> as a means of realisation not just mere vedantic knowledge of atman.
No brahmasakshatakakara _is_ realization. Vedantic knowledge (be careful
of that word mere -- a lot of mischief is caused by it) is the means.
> What are the means suggested by shankara and other acharyas for this
Vairagya. Renunciation of all that is anatma. Bhakti, upasana, yoga,
karmayoga etc. increase the feeling of vairagya.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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