[Advaita-l] How can the reality of brahman be proven?

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 22:53:28 EDT 2018


On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 11:47 PM, Kalyan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Advaitins often claim that the reality of the world cannot be proven. Fair
> enough.
> I want to ask - how can the reality of brahman be proven?
> Is it just a matter of faith in Sruti/smriti? (If yes, then the reality of
> brahman is also a matter of faith. It is not proven. If no, please explain
> how the reality of brahman is proven.)

The answer becomes easy if you change Brahman to Self. Because in Advaita
both are one and the same. How can you prove you yourself exist? Do you
need a proof? Or not? Do you have doubt you are existing or not? Do you
need faith in Sruti to tell you you are existing?

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