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Jivanmukta the province called Lavel, a road leads up to Tibet and Turkistan. At Kelang on the tops of the mountain peaks we could see the beautiful hermitages of the lamas. Shivering with cold, but delighted with the sights around us, we proceeded on the very next day from Kelang (12,000 ft. above sea-level) and travelled across the mountains which were dazzling with fresh, bright snow. Rainfall started again and it became unbearably cold. To set our feet on the icy ground became almost impossible. True indeed is the Sastric view that even for those who have attained monistic knowledge, advaita is possible only in feeling and not action. Heat and cold, pleasure and pain, milk and poison, fire and water are all Brahman, one can feel them all as self, but even for the staunchest advaiti it is impossible to treat them as one and the same for practical purposes. Even the true knowers cannot lie on the bare cold ground during a snowfall, as they do in the gentle warmth of the Sun ; they cannot swallow poison as they drink milk ; they cannot plunge into fire as they do into water, even though they are convinced, beyond all doubt, that they are all Brahman. Worldly existence is on the physical plane. The body is the same in the case of the Knower and in the case of the Ignorant. So there is not much of a difference between them physically. On the attainment of True Knowledge, one develops powers like physical and mental control and endurance but even then one can not alter the innate nature of snow and fire, wind and rain. It being so, there is no reason why people should wonder if we, common mortals, V edanta Sandes h

suffered severely on account of the attack of cold, etc.

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