[Advaita-l] A seminal Truth explained by Bhagavan Ramana

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Sat May 12 23:04:42 EDT 2018

Today is Bhagavan Sri Ramana  Maharshi's 68th Aradhana day as per the
Indian lunisolar calendar. There is a webcast of the pooja at Sri
Ramanasramam on YouTube from 0900 Hrs IST today 13 May 2018.
Link is given below.

https://youtu.be/RbnDGRoUZL <https://youtu.be/RbnDGRoUZLY>


On Sun 13 May, 2018, 8:07 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> A seminal Truth explained by Bhagavan Ramana
> Q: Will there be knowledge in the liberated state?
> Ramana:  If there is no knowledge that is called sleep. Only if there is
> knowledge it is the liberated state. But then, this knowledge is not the
> one that occurs due to knower-known objectivity. It is Full Knowledge,
> Purna Jnanam. There are two meanings for 'knowledge': 1. vaachyaartham - is
> vrtti jnana and 2. Lakshyaartham is (svarupa) jnanam.
> The above clarification of Bhagavan goes a long way in settling this doubt
> that plagues many a seeker of the Advaita path. Brahman, that is what the
> seeker is, is called Jnanam by the Taittiriya Upanishad: Satyam, Jnanam,
> Anantam.  The Brihadaranyaka calls it 'Vijnanam Anandam'. Thus, the svarupa
> of the seeker is this Svarupa Jnanam. Liberation is to know that one is
> this svarupa jnanam.  This occurs through the vritti jnanam 'aham brahma
> asmi.'  The vritti rises and lapses and does not stay after the body of the
> Jnani is gone, for there is no apparatus to either generate it or maintain
> it. But what exists forever is the Svarupam that is Brahman.
> Om Tat Sat
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