[Advaita-l] On the need for the jivanmukta to "act"
Praveen R. Bhat
bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 13:22:46 EDT 2019
On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM Akilesh Ayyar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> The real question is what the meaning of the "should" in these cases is.
> Perhaps it is simply this: that the jivanmukta *should* be active in the
> sense that his/her vasanas dictate that they *will* be active. The "laws"
> of the universe simply compel them into this. It is not a question of
> morality. They are the robots of BG 18:61.
I'm sure you have got some great answers to your satisfaction. To me,
prArabdha of the
sharIra(s) is sufficient answer be it for lokasaMgraha or not. However, I
just want to focus
on the word "should" that you bring up here which ties in nicely with your
Prior to rise of knowledge, even laT lakAra verbs are interpreted as
vidhili~N/ loT (injunction).
After the rise of knowledge, even li~N/loT verbs are interpreted as laT
other words, there is no need for a jnAnI to do anything. jnAni's karma is
--Praveen R. Bhat
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