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Tushnim.Asanam

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Knowledge is key to Liberation - Panchadasi
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:40:09 AM »
panchadasi VI - 283:
vairagyoparatii puurne bodhastu pratipadhyate |
pasya tasya na mokshosti punya-lokastapopalat ||

[without bodha (knowledge) even perfect detachment and complete withdrawal from worldly activities cannot lead to liberation. such a man gets rebirth in a higher lokha because of his great merit]

284:
puurne bodhe tadanyau dvayo pratibaddhau yada tada |
moksho vinishchitaH kintu drustaduHkam na nashyati ||

[On the other hand a person with knowledge, even if the other two (detachment and withdrawal) are wanting, is sure to have liberation though his visible suffering may not end ]

This is the importance of knowledge !

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Re: Knowledge is key to Liberation - Panchadasi
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 01:12:08 PM »
Loud and clear !! Here is Swami Krishnananda's explanation for these verses too

Vairāgyo paratī pūrṇe bodhastu prati badhyate, yasya tasya na mokṣo’sti puṇya loka stapo balāt (283). Suppose vairagya is there, great detachment is there. He is not concerned with anything and he is not involved in action, but knowledge is obstructed. For such a person, there is no moksha. Therefore, mere austerity is no good. Keeping quiet without doing anything is also of no utility. It is wisdom, illumination, that is necessary. If we have the other two qualities but no knowledge, we will not get moksha. We may go to heaven or some higher region because of the great austerity that we have performed, so it is not useless, but moksha is far off.

Pūrṇe bodhe tadanyau dvau pratibaddhau yadā tadā, mokṣo viniścitaḥ kintu dṛṣṭa duḥkhaṁ na naśyati (284). Suppose a person is completely illumined, but he is not putting forth any special effort to detach himself from things or from action which is the usual concomitant of the physical existence. Very busy he is, doing work, and he is not bothered about austerity, etc., but inwardly he is illumined. Such a person will certainly have no rebirth. He will attain moksha, no doubt. But because of his entanglement in things, he will have some suffering in the world also. So we can choose whichever one we like.
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Re: Knowledge is key to Liberation - Panchadasi
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 01:44:29 PM »
This also says that without "Bodha" or Self Knowledge ...
Even withdrawal from world wont help!!

and in all these bodha is not "Self Abidance" !! coz if that is the case, then it cannot be that bodha is there and detachment is not there as explained below.
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