[Advaita-l] BG 14.27 - saguNa and nirguNa Brahman
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Fri Apr 6 09:27:28 CDT 2012
Is this Kashmiri Shaivism viewpoint? Please elaborate.
On Friday, April 6, 2012, Shrinivas Gadkari wrote:
> Here is one viewpoint in brief:
> Let us consider 36-tattva-s grouped into three, for example, by
> tripura rahasya :
> (A) pure tattva-s : these are beyond three guNa-s (bIja avasthA)
> (B) pure-impure tattva-s: here guNa-s exist but they are not
> binding (ankura avasathA)
> (C) impure tattvas: these are the tattvas we normally hear about
> in sAnkhya (jIva avasthA)
> A is the domain of nirguNa brahma.
> B is the domain of Ishvara
> C is the domain of jIva
> In C, three guNa-s are in a state where they bind the jIva (avidyA).
> In B, the three guNa-s are present in their non-binding state,
> which is essential for cosmic governance.
> The three guNa-s that chapter-14 of gItA is talking about are the
> three guNa-s as they appear in their binding form in group C,
> the jIva avasthA.
> It by bhakti of Ishvara, that one goes beyond the binding state
> of the three guNa-s.
> Then one becomes fit for graduating to domain B. This graduating
> to state higher than jIva avasthA is termed "becoming brahma"
> in 14.26. Thus, the term brahma is used in this limited sense
> in 14.27.
> Hari om.
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