[Advaita-l] BrahmaGYAna and jIvanmukti - 3 (Non-contradiction with other Vedantic texts)

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 23 12:56:03 CST 2006

--- Amuthan <aparyap at gmail.com> wrote:

> namo nArAyaNAya!


> both kRta- and akRtopAsti-s are great yogi-s, but what
> distinguishes
> the former from the latter is the achievement of an
> 'almost-perfect'
> vAsanAkShaya and manonAsha as a result of upAsanA. in other words,
> the
> kRtopAsti-s outscore the akRtopAsti-s with their dRDha vairAgya
> though
> both are almost equal as far as yogAbhyAsa is concerned.

Actually, from my reading of the JMV, it seems that it is precisely
yoga that distinguishes the kR^itopAsti from the akR^itopAsti --
because it is yoga that makes BrahmaGYAna steady. Since the
kR^itopAstis have already performed Karma Yoga, their GYAna is steady
when it dawns, but as the akR^itopAstis have not performed Karma Yoga
adequately, their GYAna requires effort in yoga for steadiness.

I'll try to write more about this in a later posting, as it appears
to be an important point.


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