Cause of Creation
kuntimaddisada at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 13 13:47:04 CST 2002
--- Vidyasankar <vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Nov 2002 04:50:33 -0800, kuntimaddi sadananda
> <kuntimaddisada at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> do not have to come up with a new criterion for validity, namely
> ability to cross-check the reference.
Vidya you are right. My statement comes from my scientific background
of citation of the references rather than validation as a pramaaNa.
If non-negatable knowledge is pramaa, and when it comes to shabda
that which cannot be independently at least confirmed, can be
questionable at best if it is a valid pramaaNa. Of course, I agree
with you (in principle) since that part is not included in the
definition of a pramaaNa.
Brahman not being upaadana karaana still remains as part of the
dvaita theory, though.
What you have is His gift to you and what you do with what you have is your gift to Him - Swami Chinmayananda.
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