bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Dec 2 22:07:29 CST 2010
Any concept of Brahman is only a mental modification, also to be negated.
Yes, any hypothesis or any idea of brahman is mere mental modification.
Shastra also says the same thing : yato vAcho nivartante aprApya manasa
saha..na tatra chakshurgacchati, na vAgacchati nO manaH na vidmO na
vijAneemO yathaitadanushishyAt, expreses kaTha its helpnessness..but we
have to know this reality anyway because it is anyway our own svarUpa.
Hence shruti & smruti advices us : tad vijnAnArthaM sa gurumevAbhitacchet
samitpANiH shrOtreeyam brahma nishTam, tadviddhi praNipAtena pariprashnena
sevaya, manasaivedaM AptavyaM neha nAnAsti kiMchana etc. So,
shAstrachAryOpadesh, shamadamAdi susamskruta mana is the karaNa what we
use to know the 'already' known..In this process, we, the advaitins do
negate all nAma rUpa vishesha anAtma vastu but this negation would not end
in void (shUnya). shankara in sUtra bhAshya clarifies this point very
clearly : neti neti ityasya kO arthaH?? na hi etasmAd brahmaNO
vyatiriktamasti ityarthaH...taccha darshayati anyat parama pratishiddhaM
brahmAsmteeti...taccha brahmAvasAne pratishedhe samanjasaM
bhavati..abhAvasAne tu pratishedhe kiM 'satyasya satyaM ityuccheta ??
tasmAd brahmAvasAnOyaM pratishedhaH, na abhAvAsAnaH ityadhyavasyAmaH..The
essense of the above bhAshya vAkya is that : negation in advaita does not
negates absolutely everything BUT only everything which has visheshaNa but
brahmaN which is the ONLY reality without second.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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