[Advaita-l] Difficulty with Akhandakara Vrtti - or more with the word itself.
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 30 08:37:59 CDT 2015
Anandaji - PraNAms
Thanks and I am familiar with the above slokas as I took the Atmabodha text available on line too. Here the jnaana vRitti that is required to remove the ajnaana vRitti. That is what Vedanta sharavana, manana and nidhidhyaasana involved where Shastra pramaana operates. The vRttis here are not akhandam. VRitti vyaapti is there. When akhanda akaara - is niraakara..
In tula avidya we have phala vyaapti but for muula avidya there is phalavyaapti. The constant unbroken awareness of I am - which Bhagavan Ramana puts is clearly in his Upadesha saara. This is exactly what I mentioned as it is simple and straight forwards since it is aproxa jnaanam.
ahami nashabhaaji aham aham tayaa
Spurati hRit swayam parama purna sat}
When the little ego is destroyed, I am, I am, I am (essentially unbroken awareness of I am) raises in the mind and this I am in contrast to the previous egotistical i am is paramam, puurnam and sat swaruupam (where the akhandam aspect is involved).
Thanks for taking time to explain. Appreciated it. Saw your post related to Vedanta saara of Swami Sadananda.
On Tue, 6/30/15, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: [Advaita-l] Difficulty with Akhandakara Vrtti - or more with the word itself.
To: "advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:22 AM
Dear Shri Sadanandaji,
The word which neither scriptures used or Shankara used but
Acharyas had to use it to counter arguments of the
Although the word akhaNDAkAra vRtti is not used, yet the
*concept* is used
in the works of Shankara. For example, we find in the
Atmabodha, verse 5:
ajnAnakaluShaM jIvaM jnAnAbhyAsAdvinirmalam|
kRtvA jnAnaM svayaM nashyejjalaM katakareNuvat||
Here Shankara has used the analogy of the kataka nut powder,
the water of impurities and itself settles down, leaving the
(Brahma)jnAna too destroys ignorance and itself too, leaving
It is likely the later AchAryas coined the word akhaNDAkAra
vRtti to refer
to the culmination of the process of jnAnAbhyAsa, as stated
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