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Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras

 

    

63. Awareness and bliss are both processes


चिदानन्दौ क्रियावाचकौ न कर्तारौ।६३।
cidānandau kriyāvācakau na kartārau|63|

Awareness and bliss are verbal nouns and not genuine nouns.

Explanation:

The word ‘chit’ or awareness is a noun created from a verb and is not actually a noun. A man is a noun. Walking is a verb. Walk is verbal noun, indicating a verb or the work. It is not an entity that does the work. The root word of ‘chit’ is a verb having two meanings. One is the process of knowing and the other is the process of remembering. Hence, chit or knowledge (jnanam) is not an independent entity like a man that does the work. Similarly, bliss is a noun created from the verb indicating the process of being happy and is not an independent entity that does the work.

Note:

‘Chit’ means awareness. Awareness means to know. Awareness or chit is a verbal noun. It is not even an entity. Hence chit is not even as strong inert energy. When it is not even an entity, you are treating it as God! I am reducing the importance of awareness; it is not even an entity like matter and inert energy.

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