[Advaita-l] Sankara in BU 4.3 says Turiya is Supreme State (Was Re: Sleep, tamas and brahman)

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Wed May 2 00:24:23 EDT 2018

Namaste Subbuji,

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 7:28 AM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> During the discussion when Kalyan ji said that the two Upanishads, BU and
> Mandukya have different teachings, the former holding deep sleep itself as
> the highest (liberated state) and the latter showing the Turiya as beyond
> the three states,

​The तात्पर्य of the entire Shruti ​being one is lost on many and it takes
a long time for anyone to get such तात्पर्यनिश्चय even after having
पुरुषार्थनिश्चय। Hence, Bhagavan Bhashyakara clarifies under Brahmasutra
1.4.14 in the context of one perceived conflict so:
यथाभूतो ह्येकस्मिन्वेदान्ते सर्वज्ञः सर्वेश्वरःसर्वात्मैकोऽद्वितीयः
कारणत्वेन व्यपदिष्टः, तथाभूत एव वेदान्तान्तरेष्वपि व्यपदिश्यते ;

There cannot be clearer words for Advaitins in any case.

--Praveen R. Bhat
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