[Advaita-l] Two significant analogies in the bhAShyam

vinayaka ns brahmavadin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 06:11:01 CST 2013


Well written; it may be said that there are two types of aspirants
with temperamental differences (cf. dhyAnEnAtmani pashyanti... (gita)). One
is vichArapara and another is dhyAnapara. DhyAna becomes anga for
vichArapara class and vichAra is the anga for the sAdhakas who are devoted
to meditation. Thus samkhya and dhyana are interconnected. Intuition of the
Self takes place in the dhyAna samskrta antaHkarana.

Best Wishes,


On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 5:21 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> While commenting on the mantra 3.1.8 of the MunDakopaniShat -
>  'na chakShuShA gRhyate nApi vAchA
>  na anyairdevaiH tapasA karmaNA vA.
> jnAnaprasAdena vishuddhasattvaH
> tatastu taM pashyate niShkalaM dhyAyamAnaH.'
> // Brahman is not grasped by the eye, nor by speech, nor by the other
> senses, nor by penance or good works. A man becomes pure through serenity
> of intellect; thereupon, in meditation, he beholds Him who is without
> parts. //

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