[Advaita-l] Paroksha to Aparoksha
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Tue Jun 18 01:13:27 CDT 2013
I wonder if at all there is absolute silence from the sages like ramaNa
1) mounaM charati iti muniH
2) mananAt muniH uchyatE
3) mounaM mantrArtha chintanaM
So, mouna is muni-lakSaNa; then what is mouna? The answer is obvious that
it is nirantara-manana lakSaNa of muni. So, mouna is not put blank faces and staring at guru. This is not the method of learning.
It is "taila-dhArAvat upaniSad mantrArtha chintanaM" which results in nidhidhyAsana. This teaching was imparted through chinmudra of dakshinamurty. The crux is to understand
this mudra and hence Sankara says "bhadrayA mudrayA".
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