[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 06:05:41 EDT 2022

On Wed, Jul 6, 2022 at 2:39 PM sreenivasa murthy <narayana145 at yahoo.co.in>

> Respected Sri Subramanian,
> You Write : " The unique nature of the Panchadashi cited above is: the
> content of
> nididhyasana is two fold, essentially: 1. practicing the 'I am distinct
> from the pancha koshas' and 2. the world is mithya. The two have to be
> practiced mandatorily as the cause of samsara is 1. taking the body-mind
> complex to be the Atman and 2. taking the world to be satyam."
> I request you kindly to explain in detail what you mean by the two
> practices and
> the method of doing the practices. By doing these two practices will it
> lead to
> aparoksha-atmajnana?


This is the overall practice that Swami Vidyaranya suggests:

तच्चिन्तनं तत्कथनमन्योन्यं तत्प्रबोधनम् । एतदेकपरत्वं च ब्रह्माभ्यासं
विदुर्बुधाः ॥ १०५॥

Thinking/contemplating That Brahman, talking about that when one is
required to, exchanging these thoughts with each other, being committed to
this practice.  Coming to details, those yuktis taught by the shastra to
arrive at the conviction that I am not the body-mind complex and that the
world is not real.  These are detailed in several Vedantic works.


> With respectful namaskars,
> Sreenivasa Murthy.

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