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Tue Aug 21 13:31:38 CDT 2012
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> now you can understand easily what is *sa-vikalpa* & *nir-vikalpa*which is
vikalpa is a specific vR^itti generated by shabda and having alIka as it's
subject - according to the sUtra quoted.
I was talking of GYAna, i.e a specific vR^itti and others were talking of
samAdhi, i.e. specific type of restraint if vR^itti-s.
Now, where does the vikalpa quoted by you fits ?
Not in GYAnam.
Because, nirvikalpa-GYAnam will mean a GYAnam(vR^itti) devoid of
vikalpa(again a vR^itti). As no vR^itti is knwon as attribute of other, so
all vR^itti-s will become nirvikalpaka. In other words, that which is not
possible can't be negated.
This defined vikalpa is not applicable to samAdhi too.
Because, no samAdhi is taught with vikalpa(a vR^itti having alIka as
So, every samAdhi will become nirvikalpa.
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