[Advaita-l] non-negation

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Dec 6 23:52:52 CST 2010

On Thu, 2 Dec 2010, Rajaram Venkataramani wrote:

> Sri Vidyasankar,
> You said "In a way, advaita already does negate nothing while negating
> everything". It is the same thing that Sri Jaladhar Vyas also said "It is
> the common mistake of seeing Jnana as a subtractive process". This is what I
> am trying to understand. You negate the world, jivatvam and Ishwaratwam. How
> can you say you negate nothing? The only thing that you dont negate is
> Brahman but even the name Brahman is negated. Any concept of Brahman is only
> a mental modification, also to be negated.

Let us say you're walking in the street and you hear me shout to you "Hey 
Kashiram!"  You turn around and say to me, "I'm not Kashiram I'm Rajaram." 
And I realize my mistake and recognize you as Rajaram.  Now where is 
Kashiram?  He has been negated but you have not thereby beome a void have 
you?  In fact you are Kashiram but Kashiram is an inferior way of 
describing Rajaram.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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