[Advaita-l] Advaita Vedanta, religion, and science - some clarification

Bhadraiah Mallampalli vaidix at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 23 12:46:33 CST 2009

>Sorry the physical world is still one according to Sankara. He rejected
>various creation theories and n-world theories elsewhere in his works.
Sorry, I have mis-stated Sankara's position about rejection of the n-world
theories (Ch.U.VI.2.1-4).  
Sankara's rejection was only with regard to getting fixated on a particular
n-world theory or a particular sequence of the creation of the components
of this world. Sankara knows that Shruti can not be rejected outright,
because the particular story (such as above) is true for that situation. 
A different number of elements or sequence may be present elsewhere
which needs a different interpretation. These stories have to be
understood in the respective contexts and the path for liberation is decided
by exact method of unwinding the model. 
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