[Advaita-l] A query on Jnani's punya and papa distribution

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Mon Apr 23 01:39:58 EDT 2018

praNAms Sri Chandramouli prabhuji
Hare Krishna

If possible kindly give gist of what HH said on this topic.  Now the question is, if even after jnana, jnAni has some puNya and pApa phala and that needs to be distributed to his son, friends and foes then it is clear that jnAnAgni does not 'burn' his saNchita and AgAmi karma phala...So, what exactly the meaning of : jnAnAgniH sarvakarmANi bhasmAt kurute tathA which bhAshyakAra clarifies in geeta ??  Does it mean only karma and NOT karma phala in the case of jnAni,  since his karma phala, even after paramArtha jnana,  needs to be distributed to his associates according to the sUtra bhAshya.  Moreover, important question here is :  from which stand point this jnAni's karma phala and its distribution explained here??  Obviously from vyAvahArika bheda drushti where jnAni, his individual BMI, his karma resultant phala and distribution of the same to other jeeva-s (his sons, friends and foes etc.) because from the paramArtha there is no srushti, no mukti no bandha hence no jeeva nor his karma, phala etc.  When the srushti itself being explained as 'jeeva bhrAnti' where is the room to think about individuality of jeeva and his karma, phala and its distribution??  So, one way of thinking all these is arthavAda, the eulogy of paramArtha jnana since after paramArtha jnana jnAni realizes that he was/is/ will never be under the clutches of karma bandha and karma theory itself is bhrAnta jeeva's avidyA drushti.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

If anyone can provide a link reference to the talk, it would be of great help. Those who participated in this discussion and  others who are still interested in an authoritative answer to the question would find it very useful to listen to the talk. The talk is in kannada.

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