[Advaita-l] Mandukya UP - Praviviktabhuk definition

jaldhar at braincells.com jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Oct 15 03:59:46 EDT 2020

On Thu, 15 Oct 2020, H S Chandramouli wrote:

> <<  I would translate praviviktabhukta as "experiencing [literally
> 'enjoying']
> alone"  >>,
> Namaste.
> Would not substituting the word  “ oneself “  for  “alone”  in the above
> convey the understanding better.

Well, pravivikta means "solitary" or "alone" in many more contexts than 
just this one or so the dictionaries tell us.  I left atma alone because 
"self" can be confusing.  Are we talking about ego, soul, something else?

> This would also translate to substituting the word  “ oneself “  for “atma”
> in the following cited from the same post.
> <<  atma in the taijasa or dream mode also experiences through seven limbs
> and
> nineteen mouths but it, the atma alone is the creator and source of
> phenomena  >>
> I am not sure though if this is your intent. However it approximates to my
> understanding of the position.

Ok.  I think we are getting at the same thing.  In Vishva the creation and 
experiences are external to the individual.  In Taijasa they are solely 
internal to the individual.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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