[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Yet another Mahavakya in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 22:27:19 EDT 2021

There is also the well known instance of Janaka becoming instantly
enlightened upon hearing what is known as the Siddha Gita that he perchance
heard while on a walk. The verse carried the message: we meditate upon that
truth that is beyond the knower knowing known triad.


On Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 1:45 am Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste Anand ji,
> That is a wonderful quote, not sure where it occurs! Yes it is possible for
> one to recollect what one heard in shravaNam and that recollection leads to
> the cognition of Brahman, provided the obstacles that prevented the rise of
> brahmajnAna in the past have subsequently been overcome in the intervening
> period. We do hear stories of Mahatmas who ostensibly attain brahmajnAna
> without any shAstra abhyAsa in the present birth, simply on account of some
> samskAra triggering the recollection of the mahAvAkya which leads to jnAna
> the present.
> However, moksha is not an event that occurs due to jnAna though, it is ones
> nature. The vRtti simply removes the veil that obscures it.
> Regards,
> Venkatraghavan

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