[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana

Anand N anand.natampalli at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 03:35:30 EDT 2022


>From what I had heard until now, Nididhyasana is also considered as
assimilation of the knowledge that one has gained, and integrating it into
one’s personality.
The period where there are no more doubts (Manana is complete) and one is
not yet a jnani, one thinks and reminds oneself of the teaching as applying
to himself.
That way Nididhyasana has this aspect of making the shastric knowledge
one’s own truth also in its purview.

Om Namo Narayanaya,

On Sun 3. Jul 2022 at 07:59, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste Venkatramanji, Anandji,
> Replying to both in one mail to avoid spamming more!
> > > Hastamalaka is one example, I can think of. Many mahatmas like Ramana
> > >> Maharshi etc take off rapidly because of the knowledge gained in the
> > past
> > >> life.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Both were aparokSha jnAnIs, with obstacles.
> >
> > You mean in their previous births? In their births as Hastamalaka and
> > Ramana Maharshi they were aparoksha Jananis WITHOUT any obstacles.
> >
> Yes, of course, in their past lives, as the discussion was about past
> lives!
> >>My understanding was that Nididhyasana is for the ajnani also. Could you
> elaborate
> what you mean here?
> What is nididhyAsana? It is an abhyAsa. shravaNa gives jnAna, manana
> removes doubts regarding such jnAna, so at nididhyAsana which removes
> viparItabhAvanA, one has to have jnAna, whereby one can't be an ajnAni
> anymore. If an ajnAni does abhyAsa, it would be on aham jIvosmi or
> badhosmi! Else it can be a japa of brahmasmi meditation without
> understanding! It can be called nirguNa-dhyAna at the very most, but not
> nididhyAsana for sure!
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
> That, owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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