[Advaita-l] Any new posts on Sringeri Days?
ryanarm at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 01:59:14 EDT 2018
If I may jump in here to share an experience which is related to the
digression from the original post where I mentioned the book.
Subbu ji wrote:
*When a jiva transcends avidya such questions no longer remain for him *
Well after I had first downloaded the book I started by trying to read the
Sanskrit introductory blessing by His Holiness, the current Shankaraacharya
I had not followed completely but saw the words "nirvikalpa samadhi" and
this caught the attention.
So I scrolled to the English and read the words "Having experienced the
bliss of even nirvikalpa-samadhi" and the word "even" shook me to the core.
So I again scrolled down and at the end of the table of contents, found the
links to the three videos available.
So here is the relevance...
Compare the clip of Acharyal's speech to, say the Sadguru clip that was
Sadguru is eloquent, clearly intelligent and with great love for the topic
He makes use of gestures and expressions to illustrate and clarify points.
I feel that I could be convinced by this...
But Acharyal sits motionless.
Even though the facial expression remains almost constant, it is not cold
and flat but full of light radiating from the eyes.
The voice is full of weight, resonant and natural.
I do not feel that he is trying to convince me of anything.
What is heard is "This is how it is"
Perhaps, through practise, if this state is gained it will be seen that
whether the ignorance was "mine" or "Brahman's" becomes moot, since it
never had any real existence in the first place.
On 28 June 2018 at 12:39, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 3:29 PM, Kalyan via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > //It is one person's avidya that projects the world 'for him.' Each
> > has his own avidya that is to be transcended.//
> > So you are implying that each person has his own avidya.This means each
> > jeeva is individually affected by its own avidya.Earlier you were
> > that brahman alone is affected by avidya. Is this still your position
> The position based on Brihadaranyaka 1.4.10 and bhashya remains unchanged.
> Brahman alone is affected by avidya and assumes jiva-hood and thereby
> finite individual-hood.
> > How do you reconcile the two positions?
> Thus there are no two positions.
> > Also, if my avidya is different from your avidya, how come you and I
> > inhabit the same world?
> The thinking that there are many individuals inhabiting and experiencing
> the 'same' world is also part of the samsara concocted due to avidya.
> > Why is it that your avidya and my avidya are creating the same world?Is
> > there another cosmic avidya also, which tells your avidya and my avidya
> > to create the world?
> When a jiva transcends avidya such questions no longer remain for him. So,
> whoever thinks he is an individual among many such persons experiencing
> samsara has to overcome his avidya in order to be free from such thinking.
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