[Advaita-l] Difficulty with Akhandakara Vrtti

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 00:13:06 CDT 2015

>>As Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada says in the mundaka bhashyam

This should of course be the mandukya bhashyam, I apologize for the typo.

On 18 Jun 2015 05:58, "Venkatraghavan S" <agnimile at gmail.com> wrote:

> My understanding, from Swami Paramarthananda's talks, is that akhandAkAra
> vritti is simply the thought aham brahmasmi. That is the meaning of aham is
> atma, which is identical with Brahman, which is the adhishthanam of the
> world.
> Therefore by this thought, one realises that the statement (and reality)
> is really not an equation of the form A=B but an identity of the form A=A,
> and therefore reality is not dvaitam containing elements A and B, but only
> A - that is myself. As Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada says in the mundaka
> bhashyam reference quoted by Sri Subrahmanian, with this thought, duality
> is negated in the next second.
> That is the akhandAkAra being referred to here - in my understanding.
> If this is incorrect, I would greatly appreciate if someone can point that
> out and correct where I'm wrong.
> Regards,
> Venkatraghavan
> Curious to know whether Bhagawan Sankaracharya used 'Akhnadaakara Vritti'
> in any of his  bhashyas, if so, you please give reference.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, I am also wondering whether this term has been used anywhere in
> bhAshya by shankara.  I request the Sanskrit knowers to clarify how
> 'akhanda' can have the 'AkAra' that too with 'vrutti' rUpa??  Or is it
> symbolically used to denote the sama darshana of the samyak jnAni??
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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