[Advaita-l] Sankhya and Yoga can give Moksha?
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 05:37:14 CDT 2012
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Venkatesh Murthy वेङ्कटेशः <
vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In that case what is the meaning of Vaidika Jnana = Sankhya and
> Vaidika Dhyana = Yoga? Where is Adi Sankara describing Vaidika Dhyana?
> Is it meditation on Brahman?
Pl. refer to the Kathopanishad १.२.१२ :
तं दुर्दर्शं गूढमनुप्रविष्टं गुहाहितं गव्हरेष्ठं पुराणम्।
*अध्यात्मयोगाधिगमेन* देवं मत्वा धीरो हर्षशोकौ जहाति।। १२।।
Shankara in this bhashya defines what this 'adhyAtmayoga' is:
विषयेभ्यः प्रतिसंहृत्य चेतस आत्मनि समाधानम् अध्यात्मयोगः ।
That is adhyAtmayoga which involves the withdrawing of the mind from
objective knowledge and concentrating on the Atman.
This adhyAtmayoga is detailed in the Kathopanishad 2.3.10 and 11. This
portion can be studied with the bhashya. Shankara refers to this in the
Brahmasutra bhashya under reference.
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