[Advaita-l] [advaitin] What is Samadhi?

Sudhanshu Shekhar sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 12:49:47 EST 2024

Namaste Bhaskar ji.

//can a vrutti which is akhanda at the same time has the AkAra also is
there any problem if some one say akhanda vrutti instead of akhandAkAra
vrutti ??//

You say it whatever you like. akhanDAkArA-vritti, AtmAkArA vritti,
BrahmAkArA vritti, it does not matter. The point is what it actually is --
it is mind with anAtmA not as vishaya.

//And also can the Atman be seen 'as it is' to say we have to have the Atma

No. Atman cannot be seen.

Atma-sAkshAtkAra means removal of avidyA by
akhanDAkArA-vritti-pratibimbita-chaitanya. It does not imply seeing AtmA.
If AtmA were to be seen, it would be anAtmA.

//What exactly does it mean when these terms used in AV!!??//

It is to basically explain the mechanism and sequence of removal of avidyA
in SDV. JIvanmukti-prayojaka-akhanDAkArA-vritti which is
prArabdha-rUpa-pratibandhaka-vishishTa leads to the removal of two of the
AkArAs of avidyA whereas videhamukti-prayojaka-akhanDAkArA-vritti removing
the avidyAlesha also bring prArabdha-rUpa-pratibandhaka-rahita.

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