[Advaita-l] Queries to learn and transform

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 5 13:17:09 CDT 2004

--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:

> Why should one need to make measurements to come to a conclusion? 
> Anumana
> is just as much a pramana as pratyaksha.  By the lack of qualities
> such as
> chetana, viveka, vairagya and other necessary prerequisites to jnana
> we
> can conclude that they cannot realize.  Now I can't guarantee that
> there
> has been no animal jnani ever nor ever will be just as I can't
> actually
> guarantee the world will not end tomorrow.

We've had a similar discussion on this list, where you yourself had
admitted the possibility of animals achieving GYAna. You can find the
post (dated 2 Nov 2000) at



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