Jivan-mukti-viveka of Swami Vidyaranya has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. Aravind said: I began reading this book after a basic introduction of Advaita from Ka. I have just received notification of the webinars which are being run by Chinmaya International Foundation. These are conducted on-line with. This book is a new translation of Jivanmukti Viveka by Vidyaranya by Swami Harshananda, Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore. This translation is.

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Hence it is that Satva is the residual native form of the man of gnosis who has done away with Rajas and Tamas through application to Yoga. As the sun appears to move through ” motion of the water in which he is reflectedthe Self ” is supposed to pass through the variety of jivanmykti world ” through the activity of egoism. Power such vivka we understand is entirely out of question.

The Higher Life is all the work of internal thinking with a view to purify the mind and melt it away in the Great ‘ Self. Impetuous Balaki also, being taken to task by king Ajatas’atru, turned his pupil ; Us’asta, Kahola, and others entering in dispute, through pride, were all ousted in argument. He ” who is thus a devotee of mine is most dear to me.

Groping about in the night of ” Amdya, fools flatter themselves with wisdom and ” learning, and continue to tumble about, without end, ” like the blind led by the blind. He feels desire for enjoyment ” who has woman about him ; there can be no place of ” enjoyment to the woman-less.


Jivanmukti Viveka – Vidyaranya

The limit of “knowledge” or “learning” is thus defined in the Upade’sasdhasri: The impressions vdsand which ‘ action and enjoyment ‘ create and leave behind as fruitful source of future ‘ action ‘ should IX be neutralised in their effect. The pupil Aruni in asking, ” Oh Lord! The S’ruti, too, has it: Claudio Carli added it Nov 23, This is all that is meant by ‘dissolution of mind.

How is it possible to cleanse this nasty make with as many as nine orifices continually oozing out the dirtiest filth, and numerous pores ever pouring out the most stinking perspiration? Thus, it is pointed out that the absence of the stick, etc. That which is thus proved by concomitant relation, both of its presence and absence, to be the cause of all perception whatever is the mind. If it be said that the word Brdhmana here refers to the seeker though yet devoted to learning, etc.

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Viiveka this leads to renunciation-of-the-seeker. For the same reason, vivwka too find no reason to contemn or chastise him. Sheetal Patil rated it liked it Nov 06, I began reading this book after a basic introduction of Advaita from Kanchi Paramacharyas “Dheivathin Kural”, a translation of “Viveka Chudamani” and an undecipherable version of “Upadesa Sahasri”.

This has been described in the Taittiriya-Brdhmana. Ever walking in the way of Brahman, with mind ever pure, he goes about begging freely at the proper time using jivanmukt belly alone as his bowl of alms, with the sole object of keeping breath and body together.

The condition of the Parama-hamsa, characterised by the Danda, etc. The action then passes into the outer physical plane. If you urge there is no harm in acting to the tune of a mere apparition known as suchwe say ‘ long life to you,’ for this very idea Is the one we have been trying to set up as Jivanmukti.

However, in the subsequent chapters, Advaita philosphy was dealt in great detail and it became much easier for me to follow. Light Satvaenergy Rajasand gross- ness Tamas. If it be suggested total doing away with future jiivanmukti cannot be the result 56 of gnosis, for, gnosis destroys ignorance alone, we say no, for, prevention of future embodiment, etc. And while speaking of Renunciation and Liberation we may conveniently take occasion to correct an error into which viveoa of the best informed minds are often mislead.

Jivan-mukti-viveka of Swami Vidyaranya by Madhava

Vdsand has been described as that which is ‘forgetful of antecedence and consequence’ that is to say which is void of all proper reflection ; knowledge of the Thing which is set down to pure Vasana cannot be acquired without reflection; ivant of reflection being the form of Vdsand, how can an act of reflection be made vivveka of Vdsand?


The next chapter therefore aptly opens with the question what is the aim or use of Jivanmukti. Nor should it be suspected that subsequent study is of little use to him who has accom- plished everything in accomplishing gnosis ; for, the useful- ness of this ‘ subsequent study ‘ will be found in the object of Jivanmukti, to be touched upon.

On the cessation jivan,ukti thinking it is possible to ” parch the mind up, in a manner to parch up even ” the said tree, this world. Both these contingen- cies never happen to the Jivanmukta inasmuch as he never feels such joy, etc. Whence he has to undertake discrimination as above for peace of mind ; and what has been said is, therefore, quite in its proper place. The question whether the accomplishment of viiveka Freedom is within human possibility leads the author into a discussion of the nature of Necessity and Free-will.

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Though the mind jivanmhkti there, it is said naught to be, for, it does not take on any form. If it be asked what is meant by this ‘latent desire’ vasanadestruction of which is so often prescribed as the object of personal effort, we proceed to describe its nature.

This need be no difficulty, for, we do admit the mere automatic survival of gnosis and the necessity of effort to encompass the other two.

This being done, Jivanmukti is easily accomplished. Pray explain this to me. The supreme impurity of the body is set forth in the Maittrayani-S 1 dkha: Attachment begets ” desire which, in its turn, leads to jealousy and anger. The Veddh deal with the three ” gundh’, oh Arjuna! Published January 1st by Advaita Ashrama first published