[Advaita-l] A unique analogy by Shankara

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 04:10:02 EDT 2022

The reference to the bhashya is 1.4.1 and not as stated.

On Sun, Jul 17, 2022 at 1:36 PM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.3 bhashya Shankaracharya gives an
> unusual analogy to stress the qualification the aspirant after Brahma Vidya
> has to have:
> Only he who is tormented by thirst will be the candidate for seeking
> water. So too only he who has strong dispassion towards the means and ends
> to all worldly  attainments, that are by default in the domain of
> difference, can attempt to secure the non-dual liberating knowledge.
> न हि संसारविषयात्साध्यसाधनादि -
> भेदलक्षणादविरक्तस्यात्मैकत्वज्ञानविषयेऽधिकारः, *अतृषितस्येव पाने ।*
> Om Tat Sat

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