[Advaita-l] Are actions essentially meaningless?
ajit.krishnan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 12:19:55 CST 2012
> in our tradition, we are already Brahman,
> so it is not like we need this or that action to take us there.
> We are already that.
>From a practical point of view --
If "we are already Brahman", we are brahman before death, and after death.
If, in this instant, your heart would not cry out inspite of being
destitute, handicapped and reviled by society, you are already that. If, in
this instant, your ego would not rise inspite of accomplishing your most
cherished life goal (including renunciation and mukti), you are already
Until then, we should be honest with ourselves -- "we" are nowhere close to
"that". And sadhana and the pursuit of dharma is all that matters. Anytime
we let our ego run free, and anytime we engage in selfish action, we are
On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> In dualistic traditions, actions are necessary to please god, to earn his
> grace. But in our tradition, we are already Brahman, so it is not like we
> need this or that action to take us there. We are already that.
> In this context, are actions simply a way for the deluded jiva to kill
> time (until he leaves the body at death and merges with Brahman)? Kind of
> like a prisoner keeping himself occupied until he becomes a free man.
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