Ravisankar Mayavaram miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Mon Feb 7 11:07:40 CST 2000

--- Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <ramakris at> wrote:
> From: "Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian" <ramakris at>
> To: "Ravisankar Mayavaram" <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM>
> Subject: Re: pratyagaatman
> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 19:52:57 -0500
> > I thought it is used as Subject in the sense of Seer (like in
> > dR^ik-dR^ishya).  Also like pratyakSham, the pratyak in
> pratyagaatman is
> > used in that sense.  At least I thought so.
> >
> > I see your point. I think the Subject is aatman, which is jiivaatman
> with
> > limitations and paramaatman when the limitations are removed.
> Ravi,
> pratyagAtman usually means the "inner" Atman or the Witness (sAxin) in
> sha.nkaras writings. AFAIK, it is never used in the sense of deluded
> jIva. I am somewhat busy now. I can check up the sUtrabhAshhya and let
> you know some exact references later.
> Rama
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