[Advaita-l] The Jnani's feeling of physical pain

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 21 13:01:45 CDT 2010

Inaction is not reached by not doing work. Mere renunciation and giving up work does not liberate a person. .A wise person works as one must but he or she does it without desire for the fruit of action. Work is not needed after one attains wisdom yet one continues to work. (The Lord Himself works though he is not needed to.) That person sees action in inaction and inaction in action and he or she delights only in the Self. 


Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Tue, 9/21/10, Br. Pranipata Chaitanya <pranipata at hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Br. Pranipata Chaitanya <pranipata at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] The Jnani's feeling of physical pain
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 8:55 AM

> >
> One may study the Bhagavad gita 4.22 and the bhashya too.  Some of the
> points to be noted in this connection are:
> 1.    The doership, kartRtva, of the Jnani is what is superimposed on him by
> the loukika-s, uninitiated.  He does not say anywhere that the actions
> themselves, karma, are so superimposed by the ignorant.
Hari Om Shri Subrahmanianji, Pranaams!

This is a new line of argument but seems strange.

pravrtti-nivrittyoH kartru tantratvAt ... sarvaH eva kriyA-kAraka-Adi-vyavahAraH avidyAbhUmau eva.

Since engagement and non-engagement (in action) depend on an agent, therefore.......   all dealings involving an act, accessories, etc. exist certainly on the plane of ignorance**, only as long as one has not attained to the Reality.

** Both engagement and non-engagement presuppose agentship and an act of some kind. This however, holds good on the plane of ignorance, but not on that of Self-realisation.

(BGB 4.18 translated by Sw. Gambhiranandaji.  ## footnote. )

If action pre-suppose agent; while agentship is dismissed(or accepted only as) superimposition, how can any reality be brought for action. How will the argument only agentship is superimposed not action hold water.

In Shri Guru Smriti,
Br. Pranipata Chaitanya 
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