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Mantram-14.


Discussion-5. " This  is  again  an  instance  where  philosophers  enter  into  unproductive  arguments"  ......  



One  very  satisfying   explanation    was   from  Sri  Swami  Tapovanj  Maharaj. :

It  beautifully  reconciles  this  confusing  contradiction.

Swamiji  suggested  to  his  students  .to  recognize  'Sambhuti' and  'Sambhava' as meaning  the  "birth  of  a  new  spiritual  life," and  'Asambhuti  and  'Vinasam' as  referring  to  the  "the  cessation  and  destruction"  -----  cessation  of  the  creation  of  new  'Vasanas'  and  the  total  destruction  of  the  entire  existing  'Vasanas'.



In  this  sense  'Asambhuti', 'Asambhava',  and  'Vinasam' are  all  pointing  to  the  same  spiritual
condition.

They  mean  the  annihilation  of  all  material  wants  and  the  consequent  absence  of  rebirth  into  this  mortal  plane  in  order  to  exhaust  the  existing  'Vasanas'.

This  explanation  of   Sri  Gurudev  Tapovanji---  'Sambhuti,' the  choosing  and  therefore,  the  becoming  of  a  Life-Divine;  and  'Asambhuti,'  the  cessation  of  all  undivine  activities  pursued  when  living  as  a  helpless  slave  to  a  thousand  mad  passions  ---  beautifully  reconciles  the  seeming  contradiction  in  this  Mantram.


We  need  not  haul  in  the  support  of  grammar  and  take  shelter  behind  'Chandasam'  nor,  need  we  import  new  meaning  to  these  terms,  which  have  been  already  defined  in  a  different  way  in  the  previous  mantram-s.


Next : Discussion-6. "Abhi-Sambhuti  and  Abhi-Sambhava"....

To be continued  ....



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