Saturday, July 7, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 159


This experience of the ‘rasa’ (flavour) of advaita is actually the experience of the taste of nectar, says the next shloka (#10). When advaita is ‘experienced’ there cannot be two things: one, ‘the taste’ And two, the One that gives that taste, namely ambAL; and much less another thing called a jIva

So the word ‘experience’ is just a ‘formality’(‘upacAraM’ in Sanskrit) for saying what cannot be said formally. However, just before that ‘experience’ and after it, there is something like a sentiment similar to an ‘experience’, the benefactor of that experience and the recipient of that experience  - in fact, a triad or


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