Profile picture
GitaGovindam @GitaGovindam
, 9 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
#gitarthavisesha #FirstShadanga #Adhyaya2 #Shloka58

यदा संहरते चायं कूर्मोऽङ्गानीव सर्वशः ।
इन्द्रियाणीन्द्रियार्थेभ्यस्तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता ।।

yadā saṃharate cāyaṃ kūrmo'ṅgānīva sarvaśaḥ ।
indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyastasya prajñā pratiṣṭhitā ।।
अयं - this Atma-jnani, यदा - when, कूर्म: - tortoise, अङ्गानि इव​ - like all it’s anga-s, इन्द्रियाणी - indriya-s, अर्थेभ्य​: - from it’s natural purposes, सर्वशः seeing, hearing etc.., संहरते - controls, तस्य च​ - for him, प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता - has sthitaprajña
This is 3rd level attained by sthitaprajña & known as yatamaana sañjñā..

Our senses will always try & experience rupa, shabda, sparsa etc.. Before they do it, a sthitaprajña will analyze the dosha associated with it & withdraw his senses like a tortoise
Even in this 3rd level, there's a small vaasana associated with the being. It could grow big & consume the individual if meditation on Atma is not complete.

An analogy of emptying oil from vessel is cited here. Even after emptying, there'll be little stain on the vessel.
That stain is completely removed in the 4th level known as vaseekaara sañjñā..
Here the difference between even man & woman ceases to exit & the sthitaprajña sees only the nitya-shuddha-Atma everywhere at all times
A small anecdote of Vyasa & Sukha Maharishi-s..

Both were walking by the pond. Sukha was a few a paces ahead. Few ladies were bathing in it & they did not bother to cover when they saw him..

But when Vyasa came up there, these ladies immediately covered themselves
He was puzzled & then asked the ladies on their behavior. They replied 'Oh vyasa, your son sukha doesn't distinguish between men & women. He sees only the antar-Atma & hence we don't need cover ourselves. But you aren't like that!'

Vyasa was on 3rd while Sukha was on 4th stage!!
Just as a tortoise out of fear withdraws all it's anga-s, so does a sannyasi who has undertaken the jnana-nishta. When he does the same, his jnana takes a strong root & becomes unshakeable
Same as (A), except that his apraroksha-jnana takes a strong root & becomes unshakeable
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to GitaGovindam
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!