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Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Apr 27 00:48:12 CDT 2000

On Sat, 22 Apr 2000, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> Vadanti tat tattva-vidastattvam yajjnanam advayam brahmeti
> Paramatmeti Bhagavan iti sabdyate || 11 ||
> tacchradadhadhaanaa munayo jnaanavairagyayuktayaa |
> pashyantyaatmani chaatmanaam bhaktyaa shrutagrheetaya || 12 ||
> The knowers of the ultimate principle (tattva) call the ultimate
> principle that which is non-dual Jnana, some call it Brahman, some
> Paramatma, some Bhagawan. Those faith-filled munis who have bhakti
> filled with jnana and vairagya and understanding of the shastras see that
> tattva in their own selves.

List member Krishna Kadiri suggested I made some mistakes in my
translation.  Here are his comments:

> have taken 'advayam' to qualify 'j~nAna'. I think 'advayam'
> should qualify 'brahma'; for, 'advaya brahma' makes more sense than
> 'advaya j~nAna'. Also, my interpretation of 'advaya' is not 'non-dual',
> but something like 'the only one' (for the want of a better word for
> 'non-two').

I guess what I was trying to get at was the idea of Jnana dealing with
non-duality only but I agree this sounds better.

Thanks for the correction!

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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