[Advaita-l] Mundakopanishat article series - Part 11

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 03:27:25 CST 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Ravi Kiran <ravikiranm108 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Namaste Subrahmanian Ji
> Nice sharing. In your article, it is mentioned that :
> those actions the Jñānī, the realized person, would perform subsequent to
> his realization, till the fall of the body, will also not bear fruit.  The
> reason for this is that those actions will be performed without the ‘I am
> the doer’ notion as the ignorance that creates such a notion is no more for
> him.  Hence, these, known as āgāmi karma, cannot bear fruit giving him
> further births.  Birth is caused only by actions which have ignorance as
> their basis.
> So, such actions dont fall under the ambit of karma ( as karma always
> bear fruit),  it is seen as akarma
> While, such a one undertakes loka seva / lokasaṃgrah activities, can we
> say that it will not result in further births, but generates punya phalam ?

Dear Sri Ravi Kiran,

The above mentioned acts are also done by the Jnani with the 'I am not the
doer' bhāva alone.  And hence they do not generate puṇya phala for him that
would result in any further birth.  These actions are like burnt seeds, not
fit for germination.  That is the example given by the śāstram.

warm regards

> Thanks
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 2:55 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
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>> The Mundakopanishat article Part 11 is available here for reading:
>> http://advaita-academy.org/Articles/The-muNDakopaniShat---Part-11.ashx
>> subrahmanian.v
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