[Advaita-l] No one is liberated yet?

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 07:03:07 CST 2011

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Madhusudana has referred to eka-jIva vAda as "mukhyo vedAntasiddhAnta
> ekajIvavAdAkhyaH" in the siddhAnta bindu. It is not clear whether it is his
> opinion that it is "mukhya", the chief doctrine of vedAnta, or he is
> quoting or paraphrasing another work. In any case, the commentator
> BrahmAnanda appeals to the principle of "lAghavatva" or economy while
> explaining the concepts of jIva, Ishvara, and jagat. Looked at from this
> angle of economy, it is possible to rule out the multiplicity of jIvas,
> admitting only one jIva. This leads to the theory that there is exactly one
> jIva in the whole universe and it is this jIva that aims for liberation.
> All other beings, including the Guru, and the shAstra are only imagined by
> this jIva. When this jIva gets AtmasAkShAtkAra through the instructions of
> the Guru and the study of shAstra, it gets liberated.
> Anand
Rajaram: Thank you Shri Anand. Yes, he says that in verse 75.  It answers
my first question as well.

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