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Gadhada II-3: The Path of Amorousness and the Knowledge of the Ātmā

Summary

  1. The path of amorousness and the path of brahma-gnān [ātmā-realisation] can lead to both liberation and downfall.
  2. Reasons for falling from the path of liberation:
  1. In the path of amorousness: when God is described in the scriptures, women devotees are also described, which causes one’s mind to become infatuated with the women devotees.
  2. In the path of brahma-gnān: one develops the false understanding that Brahma assumes the mobile and immobile forms of creation and believes his own jiva to be God, which causes a breach in upāsanā.
  1. Means for securing liberation:
  1. When offering bhakti to God in the amorous path, preventing one’s mind from becoming infatuated by considering the women devotees as one’s mother, sister, or daughter.
  2. When offering bhakti to God in the brahma-gnān path, developing oneness with one’s jivātmā and with Brahma and worship Parabrahma while maintaining a master-servant relationship with Him.
  1. Brahma: the cause of and supporter of Prakruti-Purush, etc. and pervades all through its antaryāmi powers.
  2. Parabrahma: is distinct from Brahma and is the cause, supporter, and inspirer of even Brahma.
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