[Advaita-l] Why should Brahman be without form or attributes?

sriram srirudra at vsnl.com
Mon Jun 18 07:57:49 CDT 2012

Dear Sri Suresh
Advaitam means there is no other object otherthan Brahman.Sarvam 
Brahmameva.If it is admitted that Brahman had attributes,forms etc it will 
mean there is objectification.That is you and Brahman become different which 
is not the case as per Advaitha.It may become Vishishtadvaitham or 
Dwaitham.Hence advaitha sticks to nirgunopasana of Brahman.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: "Suresh" <mayavaadi at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 10:59 AM
Subject: [Advaita-l] Why should Brahman be without form or attributes?

> Namaste,
> Let's say Brahman has form and attributes. In what way would it affect 
> advaita? Why can't advaita still be right even if we admit Brahman to be 
> saguna only and not nirguna? Is this nirguna concept indispensable?
> I can understand concepts like maya, avidya etc. as indispensable - they 
> explain the wrong identification of self with not self, duality in this 
> world, and so on. But I don't see how advaita would collapse by rejecting 
> nirguna brahman concept.
> Please remember ... this thread isn't about whether nirguna concept is 
> right or wrong (so please don't post a thousand posts on that and digress) 
> but whether advaita would still be right without it.
> Regards,
> Suresh
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