[Advaita-l] Is the notion of an ISvara compatible with advaita?

Amuthan Arunkumar R aparyap at yahoo.co.in
Tue Feb 15 06:20:13 CST 2005

namo nArAyaNAya

dear SrI jaldhar,

> As I said before, the difference is in perspective. 
> You cannot use the
> same measure when the very definition has changed. 
> This is the basic
> methodological flaw in the Vaishnava arguments.

please explain in detail the change of perspective and
the flaw in the arguments presented.
> An example given in the Yogavasishtha is of the foam
> in the waves.  It is
> the very nature of the waves and their turbulence
> that makes the foam
> appear, stay for a while and then dissipate.  It is
> Brahmans nature that
> words are created, stay for a while and are
> destroyed.  Why is it that way
> and not some other way?  I don't know but that's the
> way it is.

i'm not arguing against the nature of brahman. a
viSishtAdvaitin may put forth his theory and say the
nature of brahman is such and such and so can a
dvaitin. but this is just a statement of one's faith,
it does not answer anything. 
> Extending the analogy further, it is only up close
> that one observes the
> turbulence in the waves.  From space (i.e. a
> different perspective,) the
> ocean appears totally flat.

i don't understand how this explains anything at all. 

hari sarvatra,

Amuthan Arunkumar R,
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Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
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