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Devdatta Naik marked it as to-read Oct 01, Destruction of latent desire destroys the former, dissolution of mind dissolves both. And it has been said, with the possibility of warding off the results of feeble Necessity in mind, as follows: For, it cannot certainly jlvanmukti removed from upon jivanmutki witness, because the bond dissolves of itself by gnosis; nor from upon the mind, for it is impossible. This is all that is meant by ‘dissolution of mind.
The condition of the Parama-hamsa, characterised by the Danda, etc. He is in sleep because his mind knows no nivanmukti.
Rupesh Patil rated it it was amazing Nov 07, From the feeling of friendliness for those who are happy there follows not only absence of attachment but also the disappearance of jealousy, malice, and the like.
Full text of “The Jivanmukti-viveka; or, The path to liberation in this life”
The author of the S’reyomdrga has pointed it out thus: The mind certainly regales ” itself in the various dishes of egoism, and fattens “itself upon thoughts of meum and teum, upon the ” pleasure jivahmukti derives from the fantastic whirl of the ” dust of ‘ mine-ness ‘ it creates. The ” knot in the heart ” refers to the identity of intellect with the ever-present witness brought about by beginningless ignorance ; this is spoken of as a knot, being as fast as an ordinary knot.
But further on, ” when the eternal supreme Brahman, the real essence is ” realized, then taking only one danda, the ascetic must give ” up the sacred thread and the tuft of hair jivanmukt the head ; he ” should renounce everything, having well realized the supreme ” Brahman ; ” it is reuunciation-of-the-accomplished.
The third path of Liberation is Dissolation of mind.
The sruti has it ” know well that dtman alone, give up all other speech. It should, how- ever, not be supposed that dissolution of mind alone will do, and that destruction of latent desire is a mere superfluity; for, the mind being called again viveks being, by the force of Neces- sity about to apportion out some fruition or other, destruction of latent vveka would stand in good stead as preventing the faster kind of bondage from being generated in the process.
Jivanmukti Viveka – Vidyaranya
The ‘ like ‘ may include jealousy, etc. The doing away with the mind’s linking itself to actions as the doer is as much impossible of accom- plishment as the doing away with the fluidity of water, or of the heat vivekq fire ; and what is natural is everywhere the same.
Being ‘ of the form of thick ignorance’ means being darkly built of this ignorance. This giveka quoted in full as follows: Identification of Self with the body 70 being unsupported by any evidence, and being the source of much misery, is certainly most ‘ impure.
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Destruction of latent desire and disso- lution of mind come about easily of themselves in consequence of there being no experience which can keep up mind and vdsa? It stands embracing the whole ” universe within its ample folds.
Is it intercourse through eyes and the senses that is thus thought of? The fifth chapter closes jivammukti a description of the condition of such a Being, and concludes the inquiry about The Path of Liberation in this Life.
Jivan-mukti-viveka of Swami Vidyaranya
This present body has been formed from before, and even gnosis cannot undo it ; nor is the dissolution of this body a result of gnosis, for, even the ignorant find that dissolution when the causes forming the present body have all work- ed themselves out. This contradiction of the two, on account ‘of their special peculiarities, will be clearly brought out by a reference to the Arum- and Parama-hamsa-Upaniskads. The limit of “knowledge” or “learning” is thus defined in the Upade’sasdhasri: Seeds baked on fire may become of use only to fill a grainary, they can be of no use either for fdod or for producing any fresh corn.
The ‘good’ constantly inculcate the Truth, and ever remind their hearers of the same. But this never happens ; for, it is entirely impossible to bring any external control to bear upon the seat of mind, viz.
This comes ” out successful at times, and tends to control of mind ” as well. Former teachers have well said: These aims are five: Rajas and ” Tamas which stand neutralized for the time ; ” Rajas, predominates over Satva and Tamas which ” stand neutralized in their turn ; and Tamas pre- dominates over the rest whom it holds powerless ” for the moment.
To the fishes, these ” men, in the pond of birth and death, wallowing in “the slough of the mind, bad latent desires serve ” for the line to which the woman stands attached as “the treacherous bait.