[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: Re: Re: Re: shankara speaking on behalf of or speaking to ??

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 04:51:07 EST 2017

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:27 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Shankara's Manīṣā pañchakam third stanza says that 'the jivanmukta has
> submitted his body-apparatus to prārabdha':

While explaining this verse, HH Swami Paramarthananda ji gave an analogy:
 A man alighted from the back seat of a car.  As he closed the door, one
end of  his angavastram was caught up.  The driver started the car and the
man could not stop him.  He just let the angavastram go.   So too the Jnani
lets go of the body, that is, harbors no sense of 'i or mine' with respect
to the body.

> https://sanskritdocuments.org/sites/snsastri/Manishapanchakam.pdf
> shashvannashvarameva vishvam akhilam nishcitya vAcA guroH nityam brahma
> nirantaram vimRishatA nirvyAjashantAtmanA |
> bhUtam bhAvi ca duShkRitam pradahatA samvinmaye pAvake *prArabdhAya
> samarpitam svavapurityeShA manIShA mama ||3 3.*
>  Having come to the definite conclusion, under the instruction of his Guru,
> that the entire universe is always perishable, he who, with a calm and pure
> mind constantly meditates on Brahman, and who has burnt his past and future
> sins in the fire of knowledge, submits his present body to the operation of
> his prArabdha karma. This is my conviction. Note. Karma, in the sense of
> results of actions performed, is divided into three categories . (1)
> sanchita karma—the accumulated results of actions performed in past births,
> (2) prArabdha karma-- those results of past actions which have given rise
> to the present body and (3) AgAmi karma— the results of actions performed
> in the present birth. On the dawn of Self-knowledge the first category is
> completely destroyed along with the third category acquired up to the time
> of attainment of knowledge. After the dawn of Self-knowledge any action
> performed does not produce any result in the form of merit or demerit. The
> second category, prArabdha karma, is not destroyed on the attainment of
> Self-knowledge, but has to be exhausted only by being actually experienced.
> On the exhaustion of this category of karma the body of the enlightened
> person falls and the jIvanmukta becomes a videhamukta. This is brought out
> in the above shloka by the statement that the enlightened person merely
> submits his body to the operation of prArabdha karma.
> subbu

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