[Advaita-l] Re: Ishvara in advaita vEdAnta

Annapureddy Siddhartha Reddy annapureddy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 20:18:52 CST 2006

praNAm.h shrI Anbu Sivam,

> From: "Anbu sivam2" <anbesivam2 at gmail.com>
> You have said: "how do we know vyAsa was omniscient?"  I don't know how
> far
> you would accept my answer.
> I know it and Vyasa told me too!
> Hope this satisfies you.

I am not sure what the point of your mail was, so I cannot say much.

praNAm.h shrI Bhaskar,

> Yes, you are right Ishwara's qualities like omniscience, omnipotence etc.
> etc. hold good only in the sphere of trasactional reality (vyAvahArika
> satya).  Shankara himself confirms this in sUtra bhAshya.

I was trying to find who/what is referred to by the word "Ishvara" (and not
about the mithyAtva of the attributes). Does it refer to nirguNa brahma or
an entity in the vyAvahArika world like shrI mahAviShNu?



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