[Advaita-l] On rationality; was "Vedas are not apauresheya according to the Vedas ?"

rajaramvenk at gmail.com rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 12:50:43 CST 2013

Extremely well said. On my blog, there are genuine non-traditional scholars who make logical arguments against apauresheyatva. It takes my time to respond to them but I'm not saddened by it. However, when "traditional scholars"  caricature (good choice of word) apauresheyatva as a mere belief system, it is worrying to see where we have landed. Even those who are recognised teachers say things like vedas are intuition of the rishis. It seems we don't read and understand our system. 

Like other religions, our teachers stress on sraddha. But our sraddha is based on irrefutable nature of true statements. Sanatana dharma is not a blind belief system - a marked difference we fail to note. 
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 was "Vedas are not apauresheya according to the Vedas ?"

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 5:40 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> I am afraid you are not getting my point here.
> I think to prove veda-s are apaurusheya, you are depending on mainly two
> sources.  They are :
> (a) Veda-s are aparusheya because veda-s themselves say so.
> (b) Veda-s are aparusheya because some parusheya texts say so.

Neither.  I am surprised that you have not realized that Advaita holds the
Veda to be apaurusheya on the anupalabdhi pramANam and note that it is not
a 'belief system' as you have been caricaturing it.  And also note that the
Sringeri Acharya who wrote those lines has not excluded himself from the
other puruSha authors.  And our regarding the pUrvAchArya-s and other
smRtikAra-s as venerable ones is only because at the base of their
greatness lies the Veda that is the source of all their accomplishment.
That point is also implied in the Acharya's lines that I cited.

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