[Advaita-l] How can prANa be Brahman?
ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 02:33:36 CDT 2016
Sri Chandramouli Ji
Yes, it is verily inspiring and surely desirable, but is it practical and
necessary to have BrahmAkara vritti (at the elimination of all other
vRttis) during the entire waking hrs ?
Even while reading the bhAshya or having discussions on this forum or
engaged in shravanA, it is not necessary that all the vAkya's generate
vritti, as there will be so many discussions on pUrvapakSa and refutation
etc ..But, these vRtti's dont affect or sublate the ekatva jnAna attained
or cause any other mental disturbances ( of-course, finally, it is all
individual specific or vyakti nishTa) ..
On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:35 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com
> Sri Ravi Kiran Ji,
> Reg << Even if one, after attaining jnAna and isolates oneself from all
> activities, to practically all the time
> enjoy the “bliss of Brahman”, how is it possible to not allow the arising
> of any vRttis ( pain or sorrow or any other ),
> when the physical form itself is subjected to illness or pain to the point
> that, one is no longer able to perform any of
> the vAsanAkShaya or manonAsha (or samAdhi) practices ? >>,
> It is not necessary to continue performing any vAsanAkShaya or manonAsha
> (or samAdhi) practices for ever. Once vAsanAkShaya or manonAsha fructify
> no further effort or sAdhana are needed to maintain them. They
> automatically endure. Just like any upAsana. sAdhana is needed till
> sAkshAtkAra. Subsequently it just endures.
> Any number of examples can be quoted from our shastra literature about
> persons who have successfully achieved not allowing the arising of any
> vRttis ( pain or sorrow or any other ) other than BrahmAkara vritti. Sri
> Modak in his Sanskrit commentary on JMV which can be accessed at the
> Anandashrama web site lists a whole lot of them. Even in recent history we
> have Sri Sadashiva Brahmendra Saraswati, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Jagadguru Sri
> Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal of Sringeri Mutt etc. It is not
> necessary that all of us should believe that every one of these
> personalities achieved it. I am sure each one of us will find at least one
> or two names in this list about whom we have no doubt about such being the
> case. There is absolutely no reason to suspect that such a state is
> impossible to be in.
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