[Advaita-l] asti bhAti priyaM in Drg-drsya viveka

Anil Aggarwal aaggarwal at wi.rr.com
Fri Aug 21 09:25:00 CDT 2015

Wonderful, it does come from advaita makranda

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> On Aug 21, 2015, at 9:21 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Sreenivasa murthyji - PraNAms.
> Just some points to note:
> 1. Attma does not, cannot, and need not see itself, since it is one without a second. Its swaruupa is not knowing which involves action - it is pure knowledge - jnaana swaruupam or chaitanya swaruupam - which is nothing to do with knowing even though everything is known in its presence!
> 2. In the scriptural statement you quoted AtmanyEvAtmAnam paSyati - The two words aatma should have different meanings in view of the above.
> 3. Finally one can know oneself only via reflections - it is similar to - I can recognize the presence of original sunlight (saakshii)by looking at the luminous moon in the sky and RECOGNIZING OR REALIZING that the luminosity is due to sunlight that I cannot see otherwise other than via reflections. The same is applied to the mind that acts like a conscious entity or pramaata. 
> 4. Bhaati is also used in the same sense and hence Pranipataji made that statement since the SAT part of the inert is reflected as asti -  while the chit part is vai illumination by the conscious subject since existence of an object is established by knowledge of its existence.. Please think about it. The statement I think comes from Advaita Makaranda of Lakshmidhara kavi.
> Hari Om!
> Sadananda
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> On Fri, 8/21/15, sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] asti bhAti priyaM in Drg-drsya viveka
> To: "Srirudra" <srirudra at gmail.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Date: Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:53 AM
> Respected Sir,
>       It is rather surpring to see that so
> much of unnecessary discussions, explanations, arguements,
> counter arguements-are going on about the undeniable vastu
> whose svarUpa is Knowing is Being & Being is Knowing,
> self-evident, self-established, AvirBavatirOBAvavarjita and
> AgamApAyirahita. YOU are that vastu. 
> When
> one writes something YOU are illumining the words /
> sentences appearing as thoughts and putting those thoughts
> on paper. YOU exist PRIOR to the appearance of these
> thoughts which are being illumined by YOU. By pratyagdRuShTi
> one can realise this fact within oneself by oneself.
> Kathopanishad says : AvRuttacakShuH .Mother Sruti says :
> AtmanyEvAtmAnam paSyati ||Please do this sAdhana and see for
> yourself whether all these verbal exchanges are necessary or
> not. What a mystery that a simple fact like this is
> overlooked!
> With respectful
> namaskarams,Sreenivasa Murthy
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