ADVAITA-L Digest - 1 Aug 1996 to 6 Aug 1996

Srinivas Sista sista at ECN.PURDUE.EDU
Tue Aug 6 14:48:58 CDT 1996

> Date:    Mon, 5 Aug 1996 17:58:37 -0230
> From:    Gummuluru Murthy <gmurthy at MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA>
> Subject: Advaitic philosophy and the concept of personal God
> <preceeding text removed>
> In this context, I have one more comment. While going through the
> earlier writings in this Discussion Group (logfile 9606B), I came
> across  postings which classify karmas as of three types (prarabdha,
> .. )  and so on. While not denying that concept in the framework of
> the illusory world, it is to be recognized that the concept of karma
> is a direct result of ajnAna. Again, why do we need to classify the
> levels of ajnAna? Am I correct in this thinking?
> <succeeding text removed>

I have couple of sincere questions.

1. Is there a need to classify the thinking as correct and incorrect?
   Who is the authority to decide?
2. Is only the concept of karma the direct result of ajnana?
   How about concepts like nirguna brahman, illusory world, etc?
3. What about the concept "karma is a direct result of ajnana"?
   Is that a result of jnana?
   If not at what conceptual level does ajnana end and jnana begin?


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