[Advaita-l] What To teach and What To Learn
narayana145 at yahoo.co.in
Sat Jul 2 22:16:03 CDT 2016
Dear Readers, Sri Shankara says :yAvadEva hi sthANAviva puruShabuddhiM dvaitalakShaNAmavidyaM nivartayan kUTasthanitya-dRuksvarUpam AtmAnam “ahaMbrahmAsmi” iti na prtipadyatE tAvat jIvasya jIvatvam | yadA tu dEhEMdriya-manO-buddhi-saMGAtAt vyutthApya SrutyA pratiboDhyatE “ nAsi tvaM dEhEMdriyamanObuddhisaMGAtaM, nAsi saMsArI, kiM tarhi tad yatsatyam sa AtmA caitanya-mAtra-svarUpaH tat tvamasi” iti tadA kUTastha-nitya-dRuksvarUpam AtmAnaM pratibuddhya asmAt SarIrAdyaBimAnAt samuttiShThan sa Eva kUTastha-nitya-dRuksvarUpaH AtmA Bavati | “ sa yO ha vai tat paramaM brahma vEda brahmaiva Bavati” (muMDaka3-2-3) ityAdi SrtiByaH | tadEva ca asya pAramArthikaM svarUpaM yEna SarIrAt samutthAya svEna rUpENa aBIniShpadyate ||[Commentary to BrahmasUtra 1-3-19]
In the above passage in very clear terms Sri Shankara has pointed out what a Vedanta teacher has to teach and what has to be cognized by a mumukShu within himself by
Why not devote our time and energy for the purrpose as stated by Sri Shankara instead of wasting one's energy and time in discussions which have no bearing upon Atmajnana? Please permit me to draw your kind attention to mantra 2-2-5 0f Mundaka upanishad ? The translation of mantra is given below : " In Him are woven heaven, earth, and the space between, and the mind with all sense-organs. Know that non-dual Atman alone and give up all other talk. He is the bridge to Immortality." Should we not heed to the advice of the mother Sruti? Please onder over and come to the right decision.
I trust that Sri Shankara's advice will be listened by interested readers and will give a serious thought to it.
With respectful namaskarams,Sreenivasa Murthy
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