[Advaita-l] Shankara on non-Advaitic mokSha/Brahman

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 27 11:23:55 CST 2013


In science we have the Wave - Particle duality. It is not absolute existence in the Particle-state  nor absolute existence in the Wave-state,  but together it is an absolute existence in the dual-state. It cannot be separated and nor can it be described as absolutely separate  nor as absolutely one. Such is the anirvachaniya state that is. Similar is the Para-Brhaman and Apara-Brahman duality. I am afraid that digging much into it may result in some dire consequences. Did not Yajnavalkya warn Gargi that there is always a limit to which the argumentation can proceed ?

Sunil KB

 From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Shankara on non-Advaitic mokSha/Brahman
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> smart argument. may i ask if you from thanjavur, kumbakonam or
> :)
> On Sri Subrahmanian's post and yours, a. we need definition of absolute
> from sastras

The seventh mantra of the mAnDUkya upanishad 'nAntaH
prajnam......prapanchopashamam shAntam shivam advaitam ....sa AtmA sa
vijneyaH' can be taken as a comprehensive definition of the Absolute,
called turIya.

and b. whether sastras, which are dependent on ishwara for
> their manifestation at the start of every cycle, can define ishwara?

As both the Veda/shAstra and Ishwara are anAdi there is no problem if the
shAstra defines Ishwara, for instance in the sixth mantra of the above

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