[Advaita-l] How can prANa be Brahman?
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Wed Sep 7 06:08:49 CDT 2016
praNAms Sri Raghav ji,
You said: On a lighter note - Given the bout of 'authenticitis' that is
the list can we say that the yoga upaniShads have been 'authenticated' by
the fact the muktikopaniShad lists them. I am under the impression that the
dakShiNAmnAya tradition accepts yoga upaniShads.
nArAyaNa tirtha wrote dipikA-s on them.
On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 4:06 PM, Raghav Kumar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Sri Venkatraghavan ji
> You had written - 'For such people, nidhidhyAsanam (yoga-based
> vedAnta nidhidhyAsanam) can be helpful to get rid of notions of viparIta
> bhAvana, through a process of mithyAtva nishchaya.'
> Just to clarify - can we say nidhidhyasana is necessarily yoga-based? ( the
> pratyaya-ekatAnatA in such yoga-based nidhidhyasana would presumably be the
> shabda-pramANa prApta jnAna vRtti without phalavyApti etc. Such a
> restriction can arguably make the practice different from manolaya or even
> the standard pAtanjala samAdhyabhyAsa in both of which there is little
> scope for vedAnta-pramANa-vyApAra. )
> Is there any non-yoga-based nidhidhyAsana which would be discernibly
> different from the first type mentioned in the previous para?
> (One could perhaps adopt a 'result-oriented' approach to what constitutes
> nidhidhyAsana and say that whatever practice weakens or removes viparItA
> bhAvanA-s is nidhidhyAsana. In such a 'liberal' definition of
> nidhidhyAsana, other non-yoga-based practices which deliver the goods
> could also come under the ambit of nidhidhyAsana. I have not come across
> any textual references related to such a putative non-yoga based
> nidhidhyAsana. But it does sound plausible.)
> 'This is where I differ from
> the various yogic upanishads you quote that cite the requirement for jnAna
> and yoga.'
> On a lighter note - Given the bout of 'authenticitis' that is prevalent on
> the list can we say that the yoga upaniShads have been 'authenticated' by
> the fact the muktikopaniShad lists them. I am under the impression that the
> dakShiNAmnAya tradition accepts yoga upaniShads.
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