It seems very clear actually. One has to do Sadhana so that one comes to Chittashuddhi. With Chittashuddhi, one has earned the Sadhanachatushtaya. Then, intuit the self through the self. You emerge on the otherside. But we like to take pitstops and exits on this arduous highway. So let us add some more Adhyaropa, superimposition, […]
Avidya or Ignorance. Maya and Avidya.
With the statement भिद्यते हृदयग्रन्थिश्छिद्यन्ते सर्वसंशयाः।क्शीयन्ते चास्य कर्माणि तस्मिन् दृष्टे परावरे ॥ one assumes that all Karmas are burnt or exhausted. However some Vedantins like to say that the Prarabhda Karma for this person continues till he drops the body. Some other people say, the cloth is burnt, so there is no more Karma. The […]
Avidya: Locus & Nature
The ignorant cannot locate Avidya since he is it. He is ignorant. The Jnani cannot locate Avidya, since he sees no ignorance. He sees himself clear as daylight as Brahman. There is hence for him no Avidya, forget the locus. But why do we still ask the question then? So the attempt has been to […]
When asleep, is there Avidya?
Contention: No Avidya In sleep, Brahman alone is, there is no Avidya, is one contention. This is a state which is then related to in the waking state. Here the waker says that he slept and he had no knowledge. Also that there was the presence of Avidya in sleep is from the waker’s perspective […]