Wednesday, October 9, 2019


The Kshetrajna - Paramatman identity in the Mahabharata

This identity between the observer consciousness and the Supreme Brahman is the seminal teaching of the Upanishads, Brahma sutras and Bhagavadgita.  We find a very pithy verse in the Mahabharata on this theme:
It occurs in the Shanti Parvan, Chapter 188, shloka 23:
आत्मा क्षेत्रज्ञ इत्युक्तः संयुक्तः प्राकृतैर्गुणैः।तैरेव तु विनिर्मुक्तः परमात्मेत्युदाहृतः॥ शान्ति.१८७/२३॥
An article with citations from the Shaankara Bhashya and Nilakantha's commentary on the above verse is available here:

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