Consciousness Speaks - by Sri Ramesh Balsekar
srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jan 26 01:30:32 CST 2003
Hari Om !!
Yes, Sri Ramesh calls Totality = Consciousness = God.
Unfortunately, he did not use the word jIva in his
book. So, can not comment on this point. He calls
every thing as Body, Mind organism. There is no
individual doer as such.
So, his re-birth is different from the standard
Advaita Vedanta re-birth. That was what prompted me to
start this thread; to see if there is any scriptuaral
evidence to such views.
By saying that all there is Consciousness, the
teaching seems to point that they have already
transcended the vyavahArika level.
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
--- Vidyasankar <vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >Dear Sri Vidyasankar,
> >Don't our scriptures too have the same message:
> >tasya bhaasa sarvam idam vibhaati
> Yes, but this would be consistent only if Ramesh
> Balsekar and his followers
> define Totality to be God. In which case, there is a
> problem with the notion
> of rebirth in that teaching. If there is no
> individual karma, and everything
> gets mixed up and redistributed, there is no point
> in talking of good and
> evil in this world. And this kind of God cannot be
> said to be impartial in
> handing out the fruits of karmas. These make it
> problematic to think of such
> teachings as equivalent to Advaita Vedanta, as in
> the traditional teaching,
> there is a vyAvahArika difference between God and an
> individual jIva. The
> totality is not attained unless even this difference
> is transcended, and
> only then, there is no further karma.
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