UPADESA SAHASRI | SEL002 | SRI ADI SANKARACARYA
|| CONSISTING OF EARTH || II.XVI.39-41 ||
Liberation becomes artificial and therefore transitory according to the philosopher who holds that it is a change of one state into another on the part of the Self .
Again it is not reasonable that it is a union ( with Brahman ) or a separation ( from Nature ) .
As both union and separation are transitory , Liberation cannot consist of the individual Self going to Brahman or of Brahman coming to it .
But the Self , one's own real nature , is never destroyed .
For It is uncaused and cannot be accepted or rejected by oneself ( or by others ) while other things ( eg states etc ) are caused .
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