[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 166, Issue 30
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Mon May 28 15:55:39 EDT 2018
Om and namaste, dear Subbu,
Thank you for your kind response.
From: mc1 <mc1 at aol.com>
To: advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Fri, May 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Subject: Gita 13.20 question
Here's a selection from Gita 13.20 bhasya Gambhirananda tr.
How to explain Purusha, jiva and bhoktr described as synonymous?
"So far as the agentship with regard to these is concerned Nature is said to be the cause, because of the same reason
of being their originator. As to how the soul can be the cause of mundane existence is being stated: Purusah, the soul, the empirical being, the knower of the field-all these are synonymous; is the hetuh, cause; bhoktrtve, so far as enjoyership, the fact of being the perceiver; sukha-duhkhanam, of happiness and sorrow-which are objects of experience, is concerned."
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Re: [Advaita-l] Gita 13.20 question
Sun, 27 May 2018 23:00:20 +0530
On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 5:42 AM, michael via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Here's a selection from Gita 13.20 bhasya Gambhirananda tr.
> How to explain Purusha, jiva and bhoktr described as synonymous?
Purusha is the sentient being. He, upon identifying with the not-self,
body-mind complex, due to ignorance, is termed jiva. Since bhoga,
experience, enjoyment, can happen only to a sentient being and not to an
insentient being, Purusha is called bhokta, enjoyer/experiencer. Actually,
the sentient Purusha is only the witness of the sukha, joy or duhkha,
misery, that arise in the mind. That way he is called the cause of of
Trust this is clear.
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