[Advaita-l] Real vs. Unreal
sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 08:23:31 CST 2013
I agree with the last part that, for a Jivanmukta, the body or any other
non-self does not exist as non-self, but he perceives them as Self alone.
His perception of duality is superseded by the realization of Oneness
attained due to Jnana.
I feel, the only difference between Jivanmukta and Videhamukta is that, the
former maintains an apparent existence apart from Brahman for sake of world
and the latter renounces even such an apparent existence.
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Nitin bhai,
> I think unreal does not mean mithyA. Or say what is the english word for
> Satya = Real / truth
> asatya = ?
> mithyA (in between) = ? - that which is transient experience.
> My English is poor
> Also what is the difference between anitya and mithyA?
> According to my understanding, anitya means that which is non-self and is
> perishable. So if I destroy a cloth, it's irreversible end product is ash,
> which is visible.
> While in snake-rope analogy, when snake disappears, it does not leave any
> trace, like it's curved path, etc.
> Adi Shankara in Tatva Bodh defines both anitya and mithya separately.
> In Jnana Drishti, the world is negated and not destroyed. that is nirvikalp
> samadhi. Then there is another word, satvam khalu-idam brahma. 'Idam' :)
> Sri Ramana Maharshi says, when you look at shadow, then sun is not visible,
> when you look at sun, you cannot see shadow. Similarly, when you clearly
> experience this world, you do not experience Brahman. when you clearly
> experience Brahman which world is not visible.
> Body is Jnani is Jnana itself (consciousness). It is not physical body, but
> the substratum of entire universe is his body (i.e. Brahman).
> Sujal Upadhyay
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