Renunciation with Self-enquiry (was Re: Advaita ...)

elmec elmec at GIASBG01.VSNL.NET.IN
Sat Apr 8 08:29:18 CDT 2000

> On Wed, 5 Apr 2000 21:38:57 -0500, Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan
> <kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU> wrote:
> >But what about "satya-anR^ite parityajya," the renunciation of "truth and
> >untruth"? Can one renounce both truth and untruth and yet hold onto the
> >VedAnta?

Hari Om,

At the beginning of our saadhana, we do lot of shravana, we read a lot
articles on vedaanta and we contemplate upon what we have listened to
and what
we have read. At that stage we form opinions in our mind that " this
must be
the truth ",
" this must be the untruth " etc etc. As we progress further, when we
come to
an understanding that the Truth is one without a second, it is
Ekameevaadvitiiyaha, that the Truth is beyond explanation by words like
' this
' and ' that ' , we realise that in such a state where there is no
existence of
untruth at all , then the words ' Truth ' and ' untruth ' become
redundant. I
think, it is this meaning that is given in that phrase
" satyaanrita parityajya.....".

Learned members, kindly excuse if my thoughts are not relevant.

Hari Om,
Latha Vidyaranya.

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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