[Advaita-l] Meet on Advaita Vedanta
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed May 29 07:10:15 CDT 2013
praNAms Sri Subhanu prabhuji
Thanks for sharing your knowledge in this group. I'd like to mention here
that the areas of 'no disagreement' have some significant jerks here &
there, which I think needs to be addressed to the satisfaction of
everybody, as these things will come under the category of 'no
disagreements'. Here are some of those :
Only knowledge gained through Sruti texts such
as tat tvam asi reveal this knowledge
> knowledge can occur to the yOgya adhikAri not only from shruti but also
from any texts or some piece of information on the road-side hoarding
which depicts the meaning of 'ekatva'...So, generally shruti is the source
of knowledge but an able adhikAri can gain this jnAna through other
sources as well..
Sruti removes ignorance in a qualified aspirant
based on the method of adhyāropa-apavāda:
> there are two stages one is ajnAna nivrutti and another is Atmaikatva
jnAna prApti through svAnubhava...Hence, there are statements like a
paramArtha jnAni has to do sAdhana to maintain his jnAna (vijnAya prajnAm
kurveeta etc.) and mOksha or mukti is an advanced stage 'after' the dawn
of this paramArtha jnAna. And a paramArtha jnAni, though the 'knower' of
ultimate may some time behave like 'digbhrAnta' and can have 'vipareeta
pratyaya due to the influence of prArabdha or avidyA lesha which can be
evaporated ONLY after bhautika shareera tyAga of that paramArtha jnAni.
Yoga can be an aid to preparing the seeker for
knowledge but does not confer ultimate knowledge, as this can only come
> Earlier in this list itself, as you know, we have the presentation that
proves that yOga of patanjaLi (ashtAnga yOga) has a significant role to
play in advaita sAkshAtkAra and its scope noway restricted to mere one of
the aids for preparing the mind to pursue jnAna mArga. Nirvikalpa samAdhi
( asamprajnAta samAdhi in patanjali yOga sUtra terminology) is the
practical experience to realize that ekatva of advaita parabrahman. And
based on this 'samAdhi' experience and the method adopted to come back to
'normal' state determines the gradations in Atma jnAni-s like vara,
vareeya, varishTa etc.
> Hence, I think, if we dig deep into these 'no disagreement category' we
do have subtle but very significant differences, which are very difficult
to reconcile to the satisfaction of everybody.
Just my few thoughts...kindly pardon me if it is an obstruction to your
contribution to the list.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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