[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana
bhaskar.yr at hitachienergy.com
Fri Jul 1 06:04:32 EDT 2022
praNAms Sri Anand Prabhuji
is jnana binary in the sense that, one knows that one is brahman or one is in avidya?
> Interestingly, IMHO, both are vrutti jnana only, a play of mind!! But what we strive to have is svarUpa jnana which is yato vAcho nivartante aprApya manasa saha. We know (intellectually) that we are brahman (adviteeya satya) but at the same time we have the satyatva buddhi in vyavahAra (avidyA) both are, that I am brahman and I am in avidya having the satyatva buddhi in BMI, in the realm of avidyA only. When one realizes the ultimate truth this binary play of mind completely ceases to exist. Acharya explains this state as : Apte cha nAnAtva pratyupasthApikAyA avidyAyA nivruttatvAt, eha brahmaNi nAnA nAsti kiMchana *aNumAtramapi*, not even an iota of duality exists in this jnana. So, first thing that we should overcome that I am so and so person but shruti saying I AM brahman but still I feel I HAVE avidyA etc. The complete effacement of this 'vyakti jnAna' would result if pUrNa jnana which is saMshayAteeta. Shruti beautifully explains this dvandvaateeta state like : bhidyate hrudayagranthiH chidyante sarva samshayAH, ksheeyante chAsya karmANi tasmin drushte parAvare...
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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