[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana

Anand N anand.natampalli at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 05:46:11 EDT 2022


Ok, so that means that the scope of Manana is till Jnana takes place.
Then there is Nididhyasana to counter the viparita jnana  the minute Jnana
takes place.
Is that correct?

Many people are teaching Vedantic Meditation/ Nididhyasana, and we follow
along and try to practice it as ajnanis, this too would fall in the purview
of Manana  of the ajnani itself. Then we are not practicing Nididhyasana,
we are still in Manana. Is that correct?

Om Namo Narayanaya,

On Sun 3. Jul 2022 at 10:39, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 3, 2022 at 1:06 PM Anand N via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > The period where there are no more doubts (Manana is complete) and one is
> > not yet a jnani,
> I urge you to kindly spend some time in thinking about the implications of
> such a statement. How can one have no doubts after manana and have no
> jnAna? If there is no jnAna, how can manana be complete. If one has jnAna,
> how can one not be a jnAnI?
> > one thinks and reminds oneself of the teaching as applying
> > to himself.
> >
> That is manana, not nididhyAsana please!
> > That way Nididhyasana has this aspect of making the shastric knowledge
> > one’s own truth also in its purview.
> >
> Again, as above.
> The definition of nididhyAsana is:
> ताभ्यां निर्विचिकित्सेऽर्थे चेतसः स्थापितस्य यत्।
> एकतानत्वमेतद्धि निदिध्यासनमुच्यते ॥
> Finally, I'd like to draw attention of others also on this thread that
> before nididhyAsana, if one is to be said to be an ajnAnI, what it would
> amount to mean is that nididhyAsana results in jnAna! Then, we won't have
> any argument with Yogis who may say that samAdhi leads to jnAna.
> gurupAdukAbhyAm,
> --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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