[Advaita-l] Scholarly Article on Why Vedas are Valid

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 04:07:49 CDT 2011

Dear Shri Ramesh, I have responded to Shri Vidyasankar's queries. We
need an defendable position on why Vedas are valid as a source of
knowledge like pratyaksha and anumana. We cannot invoke faith - the
only constraint.

On 18/10/2011, Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rkmurthy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Rajaram,
> It's good that you have mentioned the underlying reasons for your quest. In
> principle, I think many on these forum will appreciate and even share your
> concerns. That includes me. However, any approach that you take needs to be
> in consonance with the systems you are trying to defend. The approach you
> have been taking so far is technically flawed as we have tried to explain.
> Now, this does not mean that nothing can be done to address your concerns.
> However, I don't think the issue of pramANatvam is relevant to your
> underlying concerns, at least not in the manner you have approached it so
> far. As Vidyasankar suggested, if you come up with a more specific set of
> issues that you would like to be addressed, it may be possible for the
> members here to offer some useful suggestions.
> Thanks
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