[Advaita-l] 'I do not know' is bhāvarūpa ajnana

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 08:23:59 EDT 2017

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 3:14 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> *All questions arises only when a distinction is made between jnAna
> attained in samAdhi vs jnAna generated through maha vAkya and if it is told
> that the latter is not sufficient to remove ajnAna completely, without
> taking recourse to former.*
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, this is the prevalent advice of the vyAkhyAnakAra-s who interpret
> nidhidhyAsana as dhyAna and resultant samAdhi.  And based on this samAdhi
> experience and the method adopted to come back from that state or otherwise
> would determine the 'grades' of brahmajnAni-s (brahmavidvara, vareeya,
> varishTa etc.) Popular prakaraNa grantha-s like jeevanmukti viveka,
> panchadashi, vivekachUdAmaNi etc. would insist the importance of practical
> experience of Atmaikatva jnana in a particular state over the shAstra vAkya
> janita jnana through shravaNAdi sAdhana.

It would be interesting to know, how such a knowledge ( akhandakaravrtti)
attained in samAdhi, differs from shAstra vAkya janita jnana?
If such a samAdhi janya jnana has potential to remove the avidya
completely, in such a way ( incl of avidya lesha responsible for
prarabdha), such a one (using just for discussion sake), may not return
back from nirvikalpa samAdhi ( the upAdhi may drop off eventually) , right ?

> Recent works like yOga perfection and enlightenment too talks about this
> practical experience of samAdhi to know the ekatvaM which is enshrined in
> scriptures literally/exactly.  And wise advice of some knowers of tradition
> is that scripture is just like operating and instruction manual needs to be
> put into practice in Lab :-)
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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