[Advaita-l] Any new posts on Sringeri Days?
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 26 06:54:27 EDT 2018
Bhaskarji - PraNAms
In essence, no one else can certify that somebody is a Jeevan Mukta since everything is only at the transactional level. However, based on their activities in terms of loka kalyanaam, we revere mahatmas as Jeevan Muktas, not to certify them, but follow their footsteps for our own evolution. As the saying goes, we assume that all acharyas are Jeevan Muktas unless they prove themselves otherwise. At least in that way we can mature our minds until we recognize that everyone is a jeevanmukta since all are Brahman only whether we or they recognize them as such or not, is it not?Every disciple feels his guru is a Jeevan Mukta, and that is needed so that he has faith in the teachings of his guru. That way at least the disciple can become a Jeevan Mukta.
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:40:57 AM EDT, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
The Multifaceted Jivanmukta
The title itself shows that we have no other choice other than seeing the 'jeevanmukta' through his upAdhi-s. Yes, we the loukika-s bound to adjudge that that jnAni by such and such name is a miracle man, he is a good orator, a good singer, a good dancer, master in many academic subjects, a very convincing and strong proponent of dharma and its vidhi, a shrOtriya, a brahmanishTa etc. etc. But as we all know these qualities are mere his upAdhi lakshaNa-s and the Chaitanya which was / is / will ever be mukta is neither an orator nor singer nor siddha purusha or anything by any stretch of our imagination. He is shivaM, shantaM advaitam more importantly dvandvAteetaM and kevalo nirguNaH. So, if at all people looking at the versatility of mukta it is nothing but one upAdhi or upAdhi-s adjudging the skills and talents of other upAdhi-s in the limited boundaries (parichinnatvaM) of 'mukta' jeeva and baddha jeeva :-)
No offence is meant here with regard to the title of the book...just looking at it from another perspective.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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