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Panchadasi - (6)
« on: August 18, 2008, 04:23:12 PM »
The Chapter VII, continues...

Here, I shall explain the jahat-ajahat lakshnana or the characteristics
of parital elimination.  I shall explain certain other 'lakshanas, as
given by Viveka Chodamani and other scriptures.

The Jahat-ajahat lakshana or partial elimination, is given by the
example,  "This is that Devadatta"  - meaning that this is Devadatta,
now seen in Tiruvannamalai, who was seen sometime in the past
in Madurai.  Here, we are interested in Devadatta, the person,
who remains the same.  Tiruvannamalai and Madurai, the space
is not important.  Similarly, the past and now the now, the time
is also not important.  The Jiva and Brahman are the same immutable
Consciousness.  This is also called Bhagatyaga lakshana.  That is,
sacrificing the part.

The Jahat lakshana, full elimination, is that in which the primary
or original sense of a word is eliminated.  For example, "The
street on the Thames."  Here, the street is not inside the Thames
river, but only on a side of it.  Here the river Thames is fully
eliminated as a river, but only its side is taken into account.

The Ajahat lakshana, is the primary or original sense, is not
at all eliminated.  For example, "The Red is running".  Here the
red is not eliminated at all, but only a supplmentary  implication.
having the attributes of the original (red) is taken, that is,
"The Red horse is running."

The jahat-ajahat lakshana, has already been explained in the
Shakespeare example and also in this Devadatta example.

Madhvacharya, the proponent of Dualist philosophy never
agreed to any of these three, in commenting on You are That.
He interpreted it through Samsargartha lakshnana, that is logic of
only a particular relation.  While You is the Jiva and That
is Brahman, Jiva can never merge with Brahman and only
a particular relationship of Servant-Master can be there.
He gave the example,  "Bring the cow",  here the cow is related
to the caller who says, 'Bring', that is the Master, only by way
of ownership.  The cow and the master are not the same!!!

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: Panchadasi - (6)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 08:14:26 PM »
In our present state of understanding the mind is posing as the master ignoring the self causing havoc in the world.


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Re: Panchadasi - (6)
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 11:09:58 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Mind is now the master for the unrealized.
This should be made a servant, and this should search for the
master, the Guru or Brahman.  Like a dog goes for scenting the
master and reaching, the mind should search for the master
and reach him!

Arunachala Siva.