[Advaita-l] 'End' not 'Means'

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Apr 26 23:07:37 CDT 2006

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Aditya Varun Chadha wrote:

> The case of WHAT the tradition says about something like recitation of
> the vedas by women was solved as soon as the relevent scriptures
> became accepted into the traditional canon. The case of WHY the
> tradition is what it is, was never a solved case. And I don't see it
> being solved for a long time, longer if we refuse to discuss it.

If one accepts shruti as pramana for ethics then its words should be 
enough.  If one doesn't then why does it matter if one can study it or 

Also how can we discuss "why"?  Science deals with phenomena not 
motives.  Any other mode of interpretation would be just as subjective as 
the present one.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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