By Dr. Robert Svoboda
During this 3rd quantity of the Aghora trilogy, the Aghori Vimalananda makes use of the backdrop of the Bombay racetrack as metaphor for the final word video game of existence, the place destinies and fortunes are gained or misplaced at the short-term fringe of the completing line. Our lives are masterfully entwined with the reason and influence of karma without end - until eventually we realize and prevent it.
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Like Dharmottara, Jñānaśrīmitra repeatedly claims that each mode of valid awareness must have two objects, one grasped and one determined. In his Analysis of Pervasion (Vyāpticarcā), in a debate over the nature of the object of perception, Jñānaśrīmitra says: Now for us, both modes of valid awareness have both objects [a universal and a particular], because of the division between what is grasped and what is determined. For that which appears in an episode of awareness is what is grasped, but that [object] with respect to which this [episode of awareness] operates is what is determined.
05] Outline (in verse) of Jñānaśrīmitra’s argument in support of the thesis. 4. 05] The compound “object” of inferential/verbal awareness is described. 11] It is true that a positive object is conveyed by words and inferential reasons, but exclusion is understood as an “element” of it. 20] Six interpretations of “element” are given. 15] “Element” as a qualifier is explained. 19] “Element” as a subordinate element is explained. 23] Jñānaśrīmitra states that exclusion must be included in verbal awareness.
INTRODUCTION tradition. Understanding his innovations is therefore essential for making sense of Jñānaśrīmitra’s work. . perception—that is, the thing that is cognized—is a particular. A particular (sva-laksana) is a property (laksana)—that is, a character—which is its own (sva)—that is, unique. For a thing has both a unique character and a general character. And of these, that which is unique is what is grasped (grāhya) by perception. For the object of valid awareness is twofold: a grasped object whose image is produced and an attainable object that one determines.
Aghora III: The Law of Karma by Dr. Robert Svoboda