Explanation of jeevanmukta

Gummuluru Murthy gmurthy at MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA
Wed Jul 23 07:52:01 CDT 1997

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997, Allan Curry wrote:

> Namaste,
> "There are no grades in mukti, nor varieties thereof." -Gummuluru Murthy
> "The jnanis are in three categories on the basis of their maturity and
> stability."                                       - Tripura Rahasya
> "Jnana once revealed takes time to steady itself. [...]  Owing to the
> fluctuations of the vasanas, jnana takes time to steady itself.  [...]
> To remain unshaken in it further efforts are necessary."
>                                                  - Ramana Maharshi
> There is only one silence everywhere the same and there are no grades or
> varieties of silence. **Unfortunately**, the "committee of assholes"
> (ie. thoughts/mind) do not necessarily shut up forever the very first time
> silence is revealed. On the contrary, "blah, blah, blah..."   :-)
> best wishes to all,
>  - Allan Curry  (Committee chairman!)

Continuing in the same spirit in which Allan Curry put the above posting,
it would be a good idea for Allan Curry and all of us to develop a witness
outlook; i.e. rather than being chairman of ....... as Allan put it, why
not look at ......... from distance. It is so easy, so fruitful and so

Gummuluru Murthy
Yadaa sarve pramucyante kaamaa ye'sya hr^di shritaah
atha martyo'mr^to bhavatyatra brahma samashnute   Katha Upanishhad II.3.14

When all the desires that dwell in the heart fall away, then the mortal
becomes immortal, and attains Brahman even here.

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