[Advaita-l] From the Notes on Naiskharmya Siddhi - 4th Chapter
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Mon Mar 19 09:33:23 CDT 2012
I concur with what you say regarding the jnAni charya w.r.t. pAramArthika driSTi.
However, my objection was :
Jnaani’s life style will be influenced by powerful shaastra vaasanas and jnaanam
I understand that from pArmArthika driSTi, there is neither prArabdha nor a jnAni because
nAdabindu upaniSad says "ajnAna jana bOdArthaM prArabdhaM iti cha uchyatE".
But, my point is you have used the term *shAstra vAsana* for jnAni's charya which
is from vyAvahArika driSTi. This is one among the vAsana-traya and vAsana is
described as *dhriDa bhAvanayA tyakta pUrvApara vichAraNaM yadAdAnaM padArthasya vAsana sA prakIrtitA* which implies it is again a chitta vikSEpa. And shAstra vAsana is
one among such vikSEpAs. So, even if we are trying to assess a jnAni from vyavahArika
perspective, how can we define such a person a jnAni when there is still the traces of shAstra vAsana.
Moreover, your notes are based on the 4th chapter of naiSkarmya siddhi.
That chapter doesn't mention any such word as "vAsana" for a jnAni's charya.
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