[Advaita-l] Analysis of attributes and their locus

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 29 12:02:12 CST 2011

> A qualification for Advaita is Mumukshutva. I am making a point the
> terribly suffering people will not have the Mumukshutva and the
> materialistically happy person will not have Mumukshutva also. The
> suffering person wants relief from his pain only but not from Samsara.
> He cannot think of liberation from Samsara because the pain is great.

Yes and no. A materialistically happy person typically will find it hard to let
go of attachment and get mumukshutva. However, a suffering person gets
ample opportunity to realize that at the root of physical/mental/emotional
pain lies the deeper problem of saMsAra. Because the AtmA IS Ananda,
the tension/contradiction between one's permanent intrinsic nature and
one's temporary experience of duHkha will eventually pull one away from 
the pain of suffering. In most cases, that is a key stepping stone towards

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