[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 11:03:03 EDT 2022

Namaste again,

On Fri, Jul 1, 2022 at 2:56 PM Anand N via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> is jnana binary in the sense that, one knows that one is brahman or one is
> in avidya?

I would say so; however, paripakva jnAna or jnAna-niShThA is growing
clarity, as Pujya Swami Dayanandaji used to say) as conviction grows and
counters viparIta-jnAna. As Sw. Paramarthanandaji would say, jnAna is
comparatively easy, it is this niShThA that takes a long time. This is
verily why Jivanmuktiviveka establishes that Yajnavalkya took sannyAsa,
even after aparokSha-jnAna.

PS: Apologies for too many mails today, but since the list has been light
these days, I hope it is not an issue.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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