[Advaita-l] jeevo brahmaiva naparaH

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 07:06:13 EDT 2017

Namaste Sriramji, Subbuji

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:19 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > The crux lies is the complex sentence "dakshinamurti, having deluded by
> > mAyA, becomes jIva".  This needs tremendous contemplation and meditation.
> >

True. ​​Precisely why I said I like the आत्मनेपद usage. कुरुते conveys a
lot more to me there than करोति (just thinking inline with Panini Sutra
१.३.७२ स्वरितञितकर्त्रभिप्राये क्रियाफलम्)।​ As I mentioned Laghu/
Tattvasudha or Manasollasa, both do not cover why Atmanepada usage, I have
seen bits of both. However, to me, the entire explanation is itself
justifying the Atmanepada word, which by itself beautifully covers all that
they say.

> ब्रह्मैव स्वाविद्यया संसरतीव, स्वविद्या मुच्यत इव ।  The basis for this is
> in the Br.Up.mantra 1.4.10 and the elaborate commentary of Shankara.

​Thanks for this reference​. I'll look it up.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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