[Advaita-l] Ramana Maharshi - Advaitin or Neo Advaitin?

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 04:39:06 CDT 2016

Namaste Raghavji,

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
वेदितुम् अन्तरं भेदः अस्ति किम्?  नास्ति इति भावः। तत्र स्थितौ भेदाभावात्
तदाश्रितलोकप्रसिद्धज्ञानाभावः| एवम् अपि सा स्थितिः ज्ञानमय्येव

Kind rgds,
--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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