Author Topic: Tripura Rahasya Discusses About Jnanis Of The Lowest,Middle And Highest Order  (Read 2102 times)

ramana_maharshi

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Jnanis of the lowest order also enjoy pleasure and pain like the ignorant, but their remembrance of such experiences is frequently broken up by intervals of realisation. Thus worldly experiences do not leave an impression on their minds.

Jnanis of the middle class, accustomed to control their minds by long-continued austerities, keep their minds in check even while experiencing pleasure and pain, and thus their response to the world is as indistinct as that of a man in sleep, to a gentle breeze playing on him or an ant creeping over his body.

Jnanis of the highest order are left untouched,for they always remain as the burnt skeleton of a cloth (retaining its old shape but useless) after their realisation.Just as an actor is not really affected by the passions which he displays on the stage, so also this Jnani, always aware of his perfection, is not affected by the seeming pleasures and pains which he regards as a mere illusion, like the horns of a hare.

Source: TRIPURA RAHASYA OR THE MYSTERY BEYOND THE TRINITY Translated by SWAMI SRI RAMANANANDA SARASWATHI(Munagala S. Venkataramaiah)


Subramanian.R

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Dear prasanth, srkudai,

Yes, there are several classifications in scriptures about the stage
of a Jnani. 

Kaivalya Navaneetam speaks about 7 Jnana Bhoomis, are lands or
stages of Jnana.

The first three are subeccha, vicharana, dhanumanasi.  People
in these stages are still only sahdakas. They are not Jivanmuktas.

Sattavapatti is the fourth land or stage.  These are called Brahmavids.  They are muktas, the self realized.

The fifth, sixth and seventh stages are further classifications
of Brahma Jnanis.  They are called Brahmavidvara, Brahmavidvariya, Brahmavid vairishta. These people have reached the asamisatti, pathartha bhavana and turiya stages respectively.

The persons who die after reaching the first three lands will attain heavens and come back in a good birth and attain mukti after completing sadhana.  The persons in the other four lands are already self realized.  There is no heavens etc., for them; they
are already in merger with Brahman.  They will only leave their
bodies at the appropriate time.

(Source:  Kaivalya Navaneetam, Part II, Clearance of Doubts.)

Arunachala Siva.   

Subramanian.R

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Dear srkudai,

I am not sure.  I am having only the Tamizh and English translations of the book published by Sri Ramanasramam.


Arunachala Siva.