Saturday, August 6, 2011

Acharya on Mumukshu - Part 1 of 15

About mumukShutA, (longing for mokSha), the Acharya has talked in several places.

Particularly in the Viveka chudamani, detailing the five koshas one by one, when he comes to the mano-maya-kosha, he dwells on mumukShutA.

When he talked about shraddhA and samadhAna, we saw he related them to the buddhi (intellect). But when he came to mumukShutA, he relates it to manas, the mind.

We should not take it to mean that mumukShutA is supposed to arise in the mind only.

He actually shows that only when one attends deeply to the fact that there is nothing like mind, one can become a proper mumukShu and then proceed further on the right path.


No comments:

Post a Comment