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What is sad is that the scientists who discovered that matter and energy are same, have used that knowledge to make atom bombs. This disaster is the result of science having limited its knowledge of advaita to worldly matter at the intellectual level. The advaita of science, instead of limiting itself to the intellect and the external world must become part of people’s awareness and attitude.

We look at things with our eyes alone. We call one flower a rose and another as that of datura. If we look at them with jnana, both the rose and the datura will appear only as bliss. It is due to lack of jnana that we perceive one as rose and the other as datura. In fact everything is bliss only. The reason why we are unable to perceive the truth is that our mind is contaminated by impurities.



Categories: Upanyasam


5 replies

  1. Who else but Maha Periyava can put Advaita in perspective so simply! MahankaL ThiruvadigaLee CharaNama! jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

  2. It is the mind that gives names and forms to various things. The knowledge that we have accumulated becomes an obstacle to proceed on the spiritual path because we see everything with the knowledge and the intellectual mind.

    One of the Jeevan Mukta’s of the recent age,
    U.G.Krishnamurti said, you are nothing but your knowledge and memory. If that goes, the identity “I” as well goes along with it. Nisargadatta Maharaj also said on the same lines.

  3. thank you

  4. Gnanam can bring evolution in one’s mind and heart. Jaya Jaya Shankara
    Hara Hara Shankara

    Balasubramanian NR

  5. What can ordinary mortals like us say but gape in wonder!! I am reminded of Sivan Sir’s lakshana for Thuravi “Anu Gundalum badhikapadavar Thuravi” No wonder Periyava is worried about all of us if we were to face a nuclear holocaust.

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