[Advaita-l] Why is jagat mithya?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Jan 18 17:47:50 CST 2012

[was: Re: [Advaita-l] The point of discussions]

On Wed, 18 Jan 2012, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> Yes, I too surprised to see Sri Vidya prabhuji's sudden decision on this
> issue.

60+ messages is hardly sudden.

> But oflate, I could see some point in Sri Venkatesh prabhuji's argument.
> Basically he is asking us, when we say brahman is the abhinnanimittOpadAna
> kAraNa of this jagat and shruti says there is nothing 'apart' from brahman
> (sarvaM khalvidaM brahma)why we should say jagat (nAma rUpa)  is mithya??
> Can we answer his queries keeping this point of view in mind??

Well Shruti does not say only that in fact it talks about a lot of things 
which appear not to be Brahman.  How can we talk about non-Brahman?  Why 
does it seem that the knowledge that we find via pratyaksha pramana 
indicates non-Brahman?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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