[Advaita-l] RE:self-realization/salvation

ramesh badisa badisa66 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 19 20:49:40 CDT 2006

“ Self realisation/ salvation, there is no need to complicate things to 

this level at all. Again without ref to any scriptures or quotes I wish 

to put it inthis way” 


Badisa: Namaste. There are no complications here. All are sequence of steps for the final. I have already placed my arguments with the help of references from scriptures. Thus, what ever is said earlier, they are not my own answers.  You haven’t made any comments on those references in your response. So, where is the question of complication here? As you know, in a debate, one has to quote the references from scriptures like Bhagawad Gita, Upanishads, Brahma Sutras etc. Then the discussions will be interesting. Otherwise, mere expression of opinions will not have much weight.   


  “As quoted if jeevatma is different and going to merge with paramatma  

aftrter death, than  clearly there are two....where is advaita?”


Badisa: Merging in paramatma is a fact whether we accept or not. Brahma Sutra 4.3.10 clearly says this. Lord Krishna also says many times in Gita in this regard. For example, please refer 9/28 sloka and then compare it with sri Shankara’s commentary.  


 “c is the combination of body/mind/intellect and ego. 

(Again c is vereymuch part and parcel of C).c is transistery/ maya and 

Identification with c is ignorance. The movement ignorance vanishes due 

to right jnana, you realize that your true idntity is C , immedeatly 

mind/intellect/ego combination dissapears and only body remains to reach 

natural death. I see the person in this state is jeevan muktha.He, 

than, neednt do anything/go anywhere as 'he' no longer exisits to identify 

with that body” 


Badisa: Mind exists in two forms. One is sa-roop and the other is aa- roop. In case of Jeevan mukta, sa-roop is destroyed but the aa-roop is still present for him. This aa-roop will be destroyed at the time of death. You can verify these forms in Muktika up. 2.8 and Annapoorna up. 4.3. What ever the form the mind exists, it still comes under prakruti as per Gita 7/4 and 13/7. The bottom line is that a jeevan mukta still has mind. Although jeevan mukta’s soul does not go anywhere upon the fall of the physical body, but it will get merged in nirgun Brahman (please check Vagadilayadhikaranam in Brahma sutra, phala adhyaya). Also please refer in this regard Prasna Up. 6.5 for dissolving of all tatvas in nirgun Brahman. Therefore, what I am saying is that merging or attaining is a fact either for a jeevan mukta or liberated soul at Brahma Lok. This merging is called salvation/moksha, where there is only one (advaita) exists.     





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