Sankara, Vivekanand

Bijoy Misra bmisra at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Mar 30 11:39:02 UTC 1998

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Robert Zydenbos wrote:

> Replies to msg 27 Mar 98: indology at (Vaidix)
>  VC> him?
> This is basically the Jaina view of knowledge: the soul, which _is_ knowledge (in a certain sense; we should of course always be careful when translating such terms) is clouded / covered by karma, and as the soul is purified (i.e., karma is removed) the innate pure knowledge (which is omniscience) manifests itself increasingly.
> (This is just one ancient view with which I am familiar. Are there any comparable views, of comparable antiquity?)

Sankara's VivekachuDamaNi powerfully explores this.
Of course Srimadbhagavadgita has good sections devoted.
Also see gauDapada's SAnkyasutram.

- BM

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