Saturday, October 8, 2022

from mere discriminative knowledge to unitive knowledge

The normal intuition takes the form “I am this or that-body, mind, etc”. The discriminative process must take the form, “I am not this, not that (neti, neti).” The end of the process will only come when there is nothing left to be negated. We then know the real Self. Perhaps all discrimination of the type mentioned above has the tendency to keep the Self apart and treat it as some kind of object. In that case, knowledge through discrimination alone is bound to remain incomplete, and even infected with a slight error. We should then need a leap, with the aid of positive statements or mahavakyas of Sruti, from mere discriminative knowledge to unitive knowledge.


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