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Re: Could somebody clarify this?

From: K. Sadananda (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 12:02:44 PDT

>Merging one with Lord(jeevan Mukthi) is a concept of Advaitins and not of
>Visista Advaita.
>KM Narayanan

  Shree Narayananji - Pranaams - As I understand, merging with the 
Lord is not the concept of advaita either.  Even in adviata Lord or 
iiswara is sarvaj~naa and jiiva is alpaj~naa and there is no question 
of merging of the two.

adviata means non-duality while merging implies two to start with.

Non-duality is only in terms of the essential substratum that 
pervades everything - That is Brahman.  Without going into details, 
in adviata, Iswara and Brahman are not the same.

Hari OM!
K. Sadananda
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