[Advaita-l] Fwd: Difficulty with Akhandakara Vrtti

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 11:32:00 CDT 2015

Well explained to clear any misconceptions..

Once the recognition of devadatta occurs based on pramANa, there is no
forgetting either or
falsely identifying back as indradatta, based on earlier cognition when
seen from far ..


On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 8:19 PM, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> In the laukika example, "This is that Devadatta", the recognition of
> devadatta, once it has occurred, there is no "abiding" (constant) feeling
> "this is that devadatta", just as the man who is told "you are the tenth",
> will not continue to "realize" that he is the tenth person, after he has
> realized just once, with the help of a passer-by (pramANa). After his
> earlier agony of missing a person is destroyed by the realization, "I am
> the tenth", the "realization" that he is the tenth also becomes irrelevant.
> Why? There was no missing person, to begin with, and so the statement "you
> are the tenth" was not really required! I think this is what the Swamiji is
> alluding to when he says the BrahmajnAna from the upanishad pramANa is a
> vRtti jnAna, as opposed to a svarUpajnAna. The brahmajnAna is only required
> to put an end to avidyA, and not beyond that.
> Anand
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