[Advaita-l] RE: Dasa Avatars(In response to Shri B. Shankar)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon May 19 23:07:34 CDT 2003

On Tue, 20 May 2003, kalyan chakravarthy wrote:

> If Atman is deluded by ignorance then ignorance should be as real as Atman.

And so it is. _As_long_as_one_believes_it_is.  The whole point of Advaita
Vedanta is to show that "conventional wisdom" concerning the nature of the
world is false (mithya.)

> In any case saying that Atman is deluded is a highly unvedantic position.

But it is very common sense position.  For a philosophy to be an effective
pedagogical tool, it has to work at all levels of understanding.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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