The cause of the jīva’s misidentification with the body

As we saw in an earlier post, the jīva misidentifies with the mind and body, causing it to undergo suffering. Here we will examine Śrī Jīva’s explanation for the cause of this misidentification. In Anuccheda 91, Śrī Jīva Goswami cites the following verse from the Bhāgavata purāṇa: yad-arthena vināmuṣya puṁsa ātma-viparyayaḥ | pratīyata upadraṣṭu sva-śiraś-chedanādikaḥ […]

The cause of the jīva’s misidentification with the body

By Badulescu Radu

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