[Advaita-l] Difficulty with Akhandakara Vrtti - or more with the word itself.

Nithin Sridhar sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 23:12:01 CDT 2015

I feel that, simply stated Akhandakara Vritti is what is described in Isha
Upanishad Mantra 6 & 7 that says, a a Jnani as a person who perceives his
Atman in all objects and All objects in Atman. I feel, this is what
constitute Akhandakara Vritii. Other learned people please correct me, if I
am at fault.


On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:29 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> PraNAms
> The fact is very simple, direct and self-evident (that is why it is called
> no phala vyaapti). It is the very subject Knower who is currently confused
> by taking anaatam as the self or aatma. For him, teaching is required to
> recognize or reclaim his true nature- End of the Story.
>  It is further complicated first, by the sophisticated word -
> Akhandaakaara vRitti - second sanskrit derivations and commentaries, and
> further commentaries - As I understand: The word which neither scriptures
> used or  Shankara used but latter Advaita Acharyas had to use it to counter
> arguments of the non-advaitic daarshanikas purvapakshaas.
> Currently I take myself what I am not as myself, therefore suffer.  I have
> to drop that misunderstanding . That can be dropped by correct and clear
> understanding that involves I am pure sat chit ananda but expressing myself
> with the traid - jiiva-jagat-Iswara - in essence  I am infinite or aham
> brahma asmi and everything else or anaatma is just appear to be there for
> only transactions and not there from absolute point - For this I need the
> Vedantic teaching which says the world is nothing but naama and ruupa with
> the substantive - the self that I am. This understanding has to occur for
> the mind that is confused currently. Hence it can only happen in the waking
> state since inquiry is required using a pramaana by the mind that is
> confused.
> Krishna puts this in simple direct teaching as - sarvabhutastam aatmaanam
> sarva bhuutanicha aatmani or from Bhakti point - yo maam pasyati sarvatra
> and sarvanca mayi pasyati. One who sees himself in everything and
> everything in himself - or one who see Me in everything and everything in
> Me - That seeing or recognition as FACT and not just as THOUGHT is
> self-realization and that factual knowledge remains in the mind all the
> time (provides all the lingering vaasanas that contribute to confusion have
> been sorted out) - is same as akhandaakaara vRiti - A fancy name for the
> simple self-evident fact, but being missed due to vaasanaas.
> With that understanding - every thing else or anaatma become vibhuti of my
> own self. Hence anaatma does not perturb my clear understanding even while
> I am transacting with the traid - jiiva-jagat-Iswara.
> My apologies to scholars here if they feel offended.
> Could not resist
> Hari Om!
> Sadananda
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