[Advaita-l] Question about Sri Vidyaranya's JMV & jnani matra
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 10:16:52 EDT 2019
Sri Sureshwaracharya, BUBV 2-4-22
<< निरस्तातिशयज्ञानो याज्ञवल्क्यो यतो गृही ॥
कैवल्याश्रममास्थाय प्राप तद्वैष्णवं पदम् ॥ >>
<< nirastAtishayaj~nAno yAj~navalkyo yato gRRihI ||
kaivalyAshramamAsthAya prApa tadvaiShNavaM padam || >>
Sage Yajnavalkya, as a gruhastha, is termed atishayajnAni by Sri
Sureshwaracharya in his vArtika on BUB.
On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM Akilesh Ayyar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Well, to be fair, I don't think SV was concluding that Yajnavalkya was a
> "mere theoretical" jnani.
> As Praveenji points out, he regards him as a full jnani and (videha)mukta
> -- but simply one where the quality of the prArabdha remaining is less
> sattvic than what SV calls a jivanmukta. It is only a difference in the
> quality of prArabdha. As Bhagavan Ramana has said regarding these kinds of
> classifications, the experience of the jnani is the same regardless: "There
> is no difference in the samadhi state or the jnana of the jnanis. The
> classification is only from the standpoint of the observer."
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