[Advaita-l] Why is jagat mithya?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Fri Jan 20 12:10:16 CST 2012

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:

> What is the focus of Sruti? Brahman or non Brahman?

In the karmakanda it is non-Brahman.  In fact it is assumed that the 
reader is limited by caste, gender, wealth and many other factors.  In the 
jnanakanda it is Brahman.  It is assumed that the reminder is all-knowing, 
all-pervading and immortal.

> In Advaita books
> the focus is more on non Brahman and showing it is Mithya. Why not
> focus on Brahman because it is the One and Only Sat? Because...

You're doing it again.  If you are asking a question, stop until 1. You 
get an answer, 2.  you understand the answer, before careering of into 
speculation about what the answer ought to be.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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