[Advaita-l] Ramana Maharshi - Advaitin or Neo Advaitin?
Praveen R. Bhat
bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 04:39:06 CDT 2016
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 2:27 PM, Raghav Kumar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Do you mean that the word jnAtum can be understood as jnEyam in this
> particular context?
> It sounds quite plausible to me.
> Just a thought ... Would not it have been composed as 'jnAnamasti kim
> jnEyam antaram' in that case? The chandas is not disturbed thereby and yet
> we find the composer chooses jnAtum rather than jnEyam.
> I dont have with me right now shri kAvyakanTha ganapati muni's brief
> sanskrit commentary on upadesha sAraM . It would be interesting to see
> what he says.
I'd translate the verse so: That consciousness [which is] free from
knowledge of objects and free from ignorance is knowledge. What else is
there to know?
Ganapati Muni says: ज्ञानवर्जिता अज्ञानहीना च चित् ज्ञानं भवति। ननु ज्ञाने
ज्ञानवर्जितत्वं कथम् इति चेत् कारणम् आह। ज्ञातुं यत् किञ्चिद् अन्यद्
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--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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