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

Br. Pranipata Chaitanya pranipata at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 23 20:59:40 CDT 2010

> If the j~nAni has no association *whatsoever* with his BMI and is
> equally associated with all bodies, what is it that makes the
> jivanmuktA's body special? Why worship him and not others? If that is
> also a superimposition by the a~jnAni, why is his superimposition of
> the j~nAni's body on AtmA any more worthy of that other
> superimposition of a~jnAni's bodies on AtmA?

Hari Om Shri Praveenji, Pranaams!

Though Atman is same substratum on which BMI of all are superimposed, the 
laukika-vAsanas in the mind which creates insufferable stink which when 
rubbed with knowledge start emanating the fragrance of the supreme Self.

This idea is brought out by AcAryaji in verses 273 & 274 of Vivekacudamani.

    durgandhadhuutaa.agarudivyavaasanaa .
sa.ngharshhaNenaiva vibhaati samya\-
    gvidhuuyamaane sati baahyagandhe .. 273..

    dhuuliivilip{}taa paramaat{}mavaasanaa .
praGYaatisa.ngharshhaNato vishuddhaa
    pratiiyate chan{}danagandhavat.h sphuTam.h .. 274..

It is the upAdhi which stinks or fragrant and no wonder sweet smelling is 

In Shri Guru Smriti,
Br. Pranipata Chaitanya 

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