[Advaita-l] Binary nature of Jnana

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 08:28:24 EDT 2022

Namaste Praveen ji
Thank you for sharing Sri Swami Divyanandaji Maharaj's snippet.

I could not catch every word due to accent and audio constraints. One or
two points he highlighted are -

The practice of nididhyaasanam is possible only for one who has the
pramANa-janita brahmaakaara vRtti which requires vairAgya as a prerequisite
and is the fruition of shravaNa and manana. This is different from
ahamgrahopAsana of looking upon aham as Brahma by choice rather than by
understanding. Upasana is not vastu tantra.

Nididhyaasanam involves cultivation of the pravAha or flow of brahmaakaara

UpAsana can lead to videhakaivalyam. (Did he mean krama mukti?)

Did he refer to the possibility of shravaNa-manana done in an earlier life
spontaneously giving sadyomukti in another life? (Because in such a case
the sAdhaka like vAmadeva would not necessarily recollect all the shravaNa
words heard in the earlier life.)


On Sun, 3 Jul, 2022, 8:37 pm Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste Chandramouliji,
> Replying since there is a clarification sought...
> On Sun, Jul 3, 2022 at 4:46 PM H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Reg  << This is an excellent question, which has been a subject of my
> > thought for long as well, as also of some satsangis of mine too, to which
> > my conviction is that there is no rebirth beyond his prArabdha. He
> attains
> > videhamukti without being a jivanmukta  >>,
> >
> > From this, I presume that the Commentators have not touched upon the
> topic
> > one way or the other. Am I right? Please clarify.
> >
> My study is very limited to conclude that commentators haven't touched upon
> the topic. And since you use a plural, it would extend to vyAkhyAs and
> TIkAs, which is a massive collection. Further, my valid source of knowledge
> extends with asmadAchAryaparyantA paramparA upto and including my Acharya,
> in which Vidyaranyacharya's JMV already stated more than once in this
> thread is definitely a part, which also quotes Yogavasishtha and its
> saptabhUmikA. I am quite convinced of my conclusions with these sources;
> none of it is my independent baseless thinking.
> gurupAdukAbhyAm,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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