[Advaita-l] Jivanmukti and Dream unreality - Srimadbhagavatam

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 04:51:18 EDT 2020

Its interesting to observe that जीवन्मुक्ति is implicitly accepted by
atleast some Madhva acharyas who are saying that जीवन्मुक्तोऽपि
यावत् प्रारब्धकर्मनाशः तावत् स्वदेहं बिभृयात्


On Sun, 8 Mar, 2020, 12:06 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> In the 5th Canto, beginning, there is a dialogue between Priyavrata and
> Brahmaa. In the course of the dialogue, the words of the Lord are
> recounted:
> मुक्तोऽपि तावद्बिभृयात्स्वदेहमारब्धमश्नन्नभिमानशून्यः
> यथानुभूतं प्रतियातनिद्रः किं त्वन्यदेहाय गुणान्न वृङ्क्ते १६
> Even if one is liberated, he nevertheless accepts the body he has received
> according to his past karma. Without misconceptions, however, he regards
> his enjoyment and suffering due to that karma the way an awakened person
> regards a dream he had while sleeping. He thus remains steadfast and never
> works to achieve another material body under the influence of the three
> modes of material nature.
> The ideas of Jivanmukti, Prarabdha karma bhoga by him and the simultaneous
> idea of his not identifying with it, on the analogy of a man who has woken
> up from a dream not identifying with the dream person/s and events.
> Sri Vijayadhvaja Tirtha, of the Madhva following, says: जीवन्मुक्तोऽपि
> यावत् प्रारब्धकर्मनाशः तावत् स्वदेहं बिभृयात् |  [Even the Jivanmukta will
> bear his body till the exhaustion of the prarabdha karma.]
> warm regards
> subbu
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