[Advaita-l] Future births

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 00:28:25 CST 2012

On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> I understand that the jnani will last as long as his prarabhda does.

This is a valid statement.

> But will this prarabhda (post realization) last several lifetimes or only
> for the duration of that particular birth?

Generally the latter is true.  That is, it will last only for the duration
of that particular birth.  In exceptional cases the enormous puNya of the
jiva will be 'utilized' or 'recognized' and the jiva will occupy a cosmic
portfolio.  At the end of the tenure he will be released for ever, without
returning to any loka.  This case is called 'AdhikArika puruSha' and is
dealt with in the Brahmasutra bhashyam.  The instance of Vyasa, the Yama of
the Kathopanishad, could be cited in this regard.


> Suresh
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