[Advaita-l] Vikalpa, Savikalpa, and Nirvikalpa
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 08:02:55 CDT 2012
chittavrddinirodah is to facilitate one to manage the MIND and such a MIND
alone can UNDERSTAND ATMA.
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 7:07 AM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
> svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > . In my opinion, by doing so,
> > you also risk misunderstanding and misrepresenting advaita vedAnta. You
> > will miss
> > the core of what is said about dhyAna in the yogasUtra-s and bhAshya, as
> > also how
> > this core is very, very close in spirit and practice to what a serious
> > vedAntin needs
> > to incorporate in his or her personal nididhyAsana.
> In the book 'gItAshAstrArtha viveka' Shri SSS has made a fine case for the
> common points between the Patanjali yoga and the nididhyAsana/dhyana that
> is taught/described/prescribed in the Gita 6th chapter. He admits that
> there is 'chitta vRtti nirodhaH' in the Gita, the same way as it is in the
> patanjali system. As the phala of the nirodha, there is the 'draShTRu
> svarUpe avasthaanam' in Vedanta too as also specified in the yoga shAstra.
> The only difference is in the meaning of the drashTA. There is samAdhi in
> the Gita even as there is in the patanjali system.
> It should also be noted that even for the patanjali dhyana, the input comes
> from the shAstra, for there is the 'svAdhyAya' element in the 'niyama'
> stage itself there.
> > It is all well and good to read and/or produce text after text and think
> > that it is all part
> > of "niScayena dhyAtavyaH". Beyond a point, all that is just vAg vaikharI.
> > The risk is that
> > it will become a mega SAstra vAsanA, as is being discussed in another
> > current thread.
> > SAstra is absolutely important, but a serious jijnAsu has to realize, at
> > some point of
> > time, that he or she has to act on the advice given in SAstra, rather
> > talking about
> > SAstra. One needs to concentrate on "om ity evaM dhyAyatha AtmAnam" and
> > "anyA
> > vAco vimuncatha". Once this is started, all these doubts about where
> > pAtanjala yoga
> > and advaita vedAnta stand with respect to each other will start
> > Best regards,
> > Vidyasankar
> > _______________________________________________
> > Archives: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/
> > http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.culture.religion.advaita
> > To unsubscribe or change your options:
> > http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/advaita-l
> > For assistance, contact:
> > listmaster at advaita-vedanta.org
> Archives: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/
> To unsubscribe or change your options:
> For assistance, contact:
> listmaster at advaita-vedanta.org
WELCOME YOUR INTERACTION.
More information about the Advaita-l mailing list