[Advaita-l] diction of mantras

Amuthan aparyap at yahoo.co.in
Thu Jan 26 12:27:22 CST 2006

namo nArAyaNAya!

dear shrI manIsh wadhwa,

--- mwadhwa_at_uwm_dot_edu wrote:
> I think it is simple as it is, and being
> simple is what it is all
> about. I feel it is better to throw away all the
> philosophies and scriptures
> and be as natural and simple as our true being can
> be. What else, no mantra, no
> tantra, no shadyantra........

fine, do what pleases you, but then don't add an
'advaitin' or 'vedAntin' tag to yourself. the above
frame of mind would more appropriately fit to one
following zen than one following sha~Nkara's advaita
vedAnta. as far as vedAnta is concerned, this 'no
philosophy, no scripture' stuff is only for a
jIvanmukta. remember that what you have said above is
also a philosophy in itself (and it is called
shUNyata)! strictly speaking, having no philosophy is
possible only when your mind is destroyed and that
happens only if you are a jIvanmukta, never otherwise.

vAsudevaH sarvaM,

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