[Advaita-l] More on Paurusha
jivadas3 at yahoo.ca
Fri Dec 1 01:42:29 CST 2006
<mahA-rAmAyaNa-yoga-vAsiSTha> dwells most on this <pauruSa> "Paurusha" in the 8th Canto of the Mumukshu-Prakarana. Here the Muni Vasishtha the Supreme replies to the young melancholic prince Rama's compaints about Daiva and Niyati with his antidote of <pauruSa>. He sums up his view in
mUDhaiH praklpitaM daivaM tat parAste kSayaM gataH |
prAjJAs tu pauruSArthena padam uttamatAM gatAH || 2 | 8 ||
"When fools imagine Daiva Fate, thereupon they're in destruction;
the wise make use of Paurusha Power to attain the highest state."
or again he says rather boastfully,
asmAbhir aparai rAma puruSair munitAM gataiH |
pauruSeNaiva saMprAptA ciraM gagana-gAmitA || 2 | 21 ||
"As for us, Rama, when a Purusha Person takes up the Muni business, by exercising his Paurusha Personality, he gets a long life as a Gagana-gamin Sky-Rover"
I just reiterate my prevous request.
I would like the views of you wise Vedantis about <pauruSa>.
saMtoSaH paramo lAbhaH sat-saGgaH paramA gatiH |
vicAraH paramaM jJAnaM zamo hi paramaM sukham [Yoga Vasishtha 2.16.19]
= Contentment is the highest gain, Good Company the highest course, Enquiry the highest wisdom, and Peace the highest enjoyment.
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