[Advaita-l] Analysis of attributes and their locus

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 09:15:29 CST 2012


In Gita 6-16 Krishna has said a Yogi has to be Yuktahara. If he eats
too much he will fail. If he eats too less he fails again. The rich
man eats too much and the poor man cannot eat enough many times. The
middle class person being not rich not poor can eat enough quantity
for success. Like this Yuktavihara is possible for the not rich not
poor man but the other two find it difficult.

Yuktaceshta. The rich man has too much recreation and sometimes too
much hard work. The poor man has too less recreation. The middle class
man has enough recreation.

Yuktasvapnavabodha. The rich man and the poor man cannot sleep regular
hours. The rich man has to be awake enjoying late night parties and
the poor man works in night shift many times. When the others are
awake they are still sleeping. The middle class man cannot spend money
in late night parties and and he can work comfortably in the day time
and sleep in regular hours.

I am not saying rich and poor class cannot succeed but it will be
difficult for them.

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 5:27 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Namaste
>> >
>> But the suffering people can think of reducing the suffering
>> immediately only. Advaita demands them to think very radically and it
>> is not possible do that. They are thinking how to reduce suffering
>> immediately.  They can't think of other things. Advaita is not for
>> person happy with his life and lazy and not for the suffering person
>> also. It is for the middle person. He is not suffering very much and
>> he is not happy with his life 100%.
> The requirements of a vedanta sadhaka includes 'titikShA' which is defined
> as   -
> सहनं सर्वदुःखानां अप्रतीकारपूर्वकम् । चिन्ताविलापरहितं सा तितिक्षा निगद्यते
> ॥  The 'balam' required for 'AtmalAbha' derives, among other things, also
> from this very important factor.  In fact one of the very definitions of
> samsara talks of 'षडूर्मयः’ the six-fold 'waves' that continuously batter
> the jiva - sukha-duHkha, hunger and thirst and birth and death.  The Gita
> requires one to often contemplate thus:
> जन्ममृत्यु-जराव्याधि-दुःखदोषानुदर्शनम् where the very contemplation is
> aimed at producing the viveka that life indeed is fraught with pain, in
> whatever degree it occurs to one. One can learn from one's own or others'
> duHkha/vyAdhi.
> subrahmanian.v
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