[Advaita-l] Brahmajnani / Atmajnani
agnimile at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 04:06:28 EDT 2018
Namaste Bhaskar ji,
It was only a speculation on my part - perhaps I should have said Acharya's
words reminded me of the shvetAshvatara upaniShad mantra.
However to your point about saguNa and nirguNa brahman, it is possible for
us to talk about the same person in two ways in the same sentence - e.g.
'the policeman who arrested the culprits is also a good father'.
One cannot argue say that it is impossible for a father to arrest the
culprits, nor can we say it is impossible for a policeman to be a father.
Ultimately it is one man.
Similarly, the one nirguNa brahman when donning Ishvara's uniform creates,
preserves, destroys the world and when donning the jIva uniform swims in
the ocean of samsAra.
On Thu, 7 Jun 2018, 08:33 Bhaskar YR, <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Hare Krishna
> Just on the lighter note, I would have loved a lot this Upanishad mantra
> had it been free from other adjectives like : karmAdhyaksha, ekO devaH
> etc. because kevala nirguNa brahman cannot be adhyaksha of avidyAkruta
> karma and giving the phala etc. these adjectives will be a hindrance to
> maintain the brahma svarUpa lakshaNa i.e. nirguNa, nirvishesha, niraakaara,
> niravayava, niraamaya etc. :-) Ofcourse, as per Advaita Ishwara's
> sarvajnatvaM, sarvashaktitvaM etc. holds water ONLY in avidyA kshetra
> whereas in paramArtha he is kevala nirguNa and sAkshi cheta.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> Shankaracharya's choice of words is also quite deliberare
> सर्वप्रत्ययसाक्षिभूतश्चेतयिता केवलो निर्गुणो, to remind one of the
> svetAshvatara upaniShad mantra साक्षी चेता केवलो निर्गुणश्च.
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