[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 08:56:05 EDT 2022

Namaste Venkat Ji,

Reg  <<  The text says - "देहादिदृश्यप्रपंचः सर्वोऽपि सत्यः,
सत्यः - इति धीर्विपरीतभावना । सा च निदिध्यासनेन निवार्यते । एवं
श्रवणादित्रयं ज्ञानप्रतिबन्धकीभूतासंभावनाविपरीतभावनानिवृत्तिद्वारा परम्परया
अपरोक्षज्ञानसाधनं भवति ।,
Here, the habitual notions of the reality of the world, the difference
between jIva and brahma being real etc are specifically termed
viparItabhAvanA, a pratibandhaka for the rise of jnAna, removed by
nididhyAsana, which, as part of a triad along with shravaNa and manana,
serves as the remote cause for the rise of brahmasAkshAtkAra  >>,

I am not sure if the said text you have quoted has clarified elsewhere. For
jnAna, all doubts/viparIta bhAvana etc have to be removed *along with their
root*. The root or seed is avidyA.  That is not possible through manana or
nididhyAsana. What can be removed is only the manifest ones. They could
well recur when external conditions change and what was in a subtle form
earlier in avidyA could become manifest. They are destroyed, along with the
root, ONLY through shravaNa.

This is my understanding.


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