the Nature of realization

Gummuluru Murthy gmurthy at MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA
Tue Apr 28 06:22:48 CDT 1998

On Mon, 27 Apr 1998, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian wrote:

> Gummuluru Murthy wrote:
> > Lack of second-guessing: while previously there is a doubt whether a
> > right decision is made ("I should have done the other way" feeling),
> > such feeling would no longer be there. The feeling "Everything is
> > unfolding the way it should" is the only feeling left. There is no
> > scope of second-guessing at all. Hence, the person will be
> > ever-content. Shri ShankarAchArya expresses this in a more
> This is from the point of view of the unrealized. There is no duality
> here whatsoever, says the bR^ihadAraNyaka Up. In the aporaxAnubhUti,
> shrI sha.nkara strongly refutes that GYAni has any prArabdha or that he
> "feels" anything whatsoever. There is no question of being "content" or
> "not content" when there is no duality.
> Rama.


Certainly! this is the point of view of an unrealized. However, please
note that "ever content" that is used in the above paragraph is not
different from the "nitya tr^pto" which Shri Shankara uses in
Viveka ChuDAmaNi, verse 543, which is part of my earlier post.

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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