[Advaita-l] Adhyaropa-Apavada Nyaya.

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 10 12:39:27 CST 2011

Pranam Bhaskarji,

How can you ignore the positive way Kena and Mundaka talks about Brahman?


Sunil KB

--- On Thu, 2/10/11, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

From: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Adhyaropa-Apavada Nyaya.
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 4:38 AM

Hare Krishna

If Neti Neti is only method available in Sruti what is the use of
positive Mahavakyas like Tattwamasi, Aham Brahmasmi,  Ayam Atma

>  Since the svayaM siddha Atman/brahman is not objectifiable it is better 
to know THAT not knowable through negation ONLY.  Because the absolute 
brahman is devoid of all specific features. Hence, shruti negates again & 
again at every step whatever it employs as a means (upAya) of teaching. 
abhinna nimittOpadAna kAraNa of brahman is also one of the 
superimpositions on nirvishesha & nirvikAri brahman to teach us the 
'secret' of creation . 

Is it right to say Neti Neti removes the Adhyaropa and
Tattwamasi points to remainder after the Dvaita Prapancha is removed?
Otherwise we may think Neti Neti results in only Sunya like the

>  No, shankara himself clarifies negation should not end in shunya but in 

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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