VIVEKACHUDAMANI TAMIL DISCOURSE : CHAPTER 1 – SLOKA 197 to 202 – JUN 05-2015
Om Namasivaya Nama:
Self-Knowledge gives liberation continued…
The Jeeva-hood can exist only as long as the delusion lasts. Just like the rope is mistaken to be a snake.
Avidhya and its effects are said to be beginningless, but we may think it has begun, whereas when Vidhya rise the Avidhya (illusion) get destroyed and it will become non-existent.
Just like dreams are destroyed on waking up. In the dreams, it was there but as soon as the awareness rise in us (waking up) immediately the dreams cease. It is known as former non-existence (Pragbava according to Nyaya Sastra). In other words, even though Avidya is beginningless it dis-appears when Vidhya arise in us.
Although it is beginningless “former non-existence” is found to have an end, likewise, the Jeeva-hood (Jeevathma, Jeevan etc,) imagined to be in the Athman through its superimposed attribute of intellect.
The relation between Atman and the intellect is due to the false knowledge (effect of Avidhya).
The super-impositions will cease to function when real knowledge arises. Realization of the identity of the Soul (Jeeva-hood) and Brahman is the right knowledge (Samyak Jnana).
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