[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman
kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 03:53:48 EDT 2018
//There is a saying in Sanskrit: abaddham paThitvA kuchodyam karoti - which
means: a person studies a text disjointedly and raises irrelevant
If these are "irrelevant" objections, at least I dont see you answering them. When pointed out that BU 4.3 has so many statements denying ignorance in deep sleep, you have gone completely silent on the main issue.
// It is wrong to expect the 'complete'
teaching to be available explicitly in one text/bhashya itself//
No such rule exists.
//In the case on hand, we have Shankara giving the 'ruling' (in
the Mandukya Bhashya) that 'in all the Upanishads, whenever there is the
mention of the jiva attaining to the Supreme in deep sleep, it is the
sabeeja Brahman (saguna) that is implied//
Given that Shankara adopts a diametrically opposite viewpoint in B U bhAshya, why should the BU be treated as inferior to MaU?
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