[Advaita-l] Is enlightenment a myth?
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 27 06:26:32 CST 2014
Suresh - PraNAms
It is not experience as in triad but recognition of ever present self that illuminating all experiences. The statement that says Shruti, yukti and anubhava, the scriptures, logic and analysis of the experience of three states (waking, dream and deep sleep states) or avasthaatrayam are used to recognize that I am that turiiyam that scriptures point out. That recognition is figuratively called anubhava since I recognize my own presence in all the experiences that I encounter
In essence it is a clear knowledge of one self by dropping the wrong understanding of oneself - for that only we need a mind that is free from all attachments to non-self since the very attachments give reality to the non-self. Hence sadhana in term of karma yoga and upasana yoga are required for the mind to be free or almost free from these attachments. Hence sadhana is not for realization but for purification and is essential for jnaanam, similar to per-requisites to gain any knowledge.
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Is enlightenment a myth?
To: "Suresh" <mayavaadi at yahoo.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014, 6:18 AM
So what exactly is this
enlightenment, and why do people speak of it in
terms of experience (which implies duality)?
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