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Na Karmanaa... - 3
« on: May 27, 2009, 01:12:28 PM »
Verse 16, "Vedanta Vijnana vinischataarta...." means as

Having attained the Immortality consisting of identity with
the Supreme, all those who aspirants who strive for self-
control, who hage rigorously arrived at the conclusion taught
by the Vedanta through Direct Knowledge, and who have
attained purity of mind through the practice of the discipline
of yoga and steadfastness in the knowledge of Brahman,
preceded by reuniciation, get themselves released into the
region of Brahman at the dissolution of their final body.

Sri Sankara takes this verse, while commenting on Mundaka
Upanishad, III.2.6.  According to Sankara, the goal of Vedanta
is Paramatma Vijnana or Self Realization. The central theme
of this verse is that knowledge is attained through inner purity,
by taking to 'sannyasa' and 'yoga'.  While Sannyasa means
renunication worldly and religious work and preferring to
remain steadfastly in the consciousness of Brahman.  This
steadfastness is itself Yoga.  Such great Jnanis at the time
of leaving the body become one with the Supreme.  The
'anta-kala' mentioned in the verse means at the end of their
life in body for Jnanis but for others it is merely death for
rebirth.  The verse also uses the word "Paramrtah" which
means a Jivan Mukta , like Bhagavan Ramana and also the
word 'Paramichyanti' implies shedding the body, leaving
it without any trace and trail, [ that is vasanas, mind etc.,]
as the footprints of the birds in the sky and the fish in water!

Bhagavan Ramana says in His Tamil prose rendering, that
such a Jnani leaves no trace of even Moolamaya, the primordial
ego, anava which is the root cause for rebirth, even though
karma and maya have been conquered.  Yoga means only
concentration of mind, and ultimate destruction of mind,
as per Bhagavan's rendering and not the Raja Yoga of Patanjali.

Such Yatis remain always in Peace, "Shantar" and in
Sri Ramana Gita also, Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri says
as Bhagavan Ramana's own description of a Jnani, as one
who is ever Peace and confers Peace to one who sits before
him, with total devotion and conviction.

to be contd.,

Arunachala Siva.