[Advaita-l] Difficulty with Akhandakara Vrtti

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 10:38:45 CDT 2015

Dear Sri Aurobind Padiyath Ji,

Can you kindly clarify if this state you are mentioning is a ' thoughtless
state " or a " thought with unitary knowledge " . The question is genuine
as many interpret nirvikalpa samadhi ( thoughtless state ) also as Brahma



On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM, Aurobind Padiyath via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Hari Om,
> "akhandakara vritti"
> Akhanda meaning unbroken, Akara meaning (here) Swaroopa,  Vritti (here)
> meaning continues,  (not thoughts).
> So, that continuous Swaroopa avastha which displaced the earlier wave like
> thoughts of vishaya which were arising and subsiding including that of deep
> sleep like state where visheshvijnana absence is felt, because even deep
> sleep
> is not continuous, is the true state of akhandakara vritti. It is called a
> vritti as a misnomer due to the absence of a better word.
> Hari om!!!
> Aurobind Padiyath
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