[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

Kalyan kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 04:45:27 EDT 2018

I have not misunderstood the bhAshya. It is you who have completely misunderstood the bhAshya. The bhAshya says at a number of places (not just one or two) that there is no ignorance, desires etc. in deep sleep. You have failed to respond to these quotations. See below - 

When the bhAshya is so clear in itself, why then should anyone have the need to resort to a bhAshya on the bhAshya? When there is mention of deep sleep as free from avidya iin the bhAshya, what other clarification does one need? 
    On Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:07:18 PM GMT+5:30, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:  
 ​Namaste Kalyanji,
This is beyond ridiculous an argument, if at all that! Your quotation of the bhAShya itself was responded to by me with TIkA on that very bhAShya that you have misunderstood! And if you keep asserting that that is what the Upa​nishad and the bhAShya says and you've not misunderstood, then you need to be kind enough to explain to us as to for what reason is your interpretation of the Upanishad and bhAShya "superior" to the TIkAkAra's! And further, if that is your conclusion, how is anyone's explanation here going to help you see otherwise?! In which case, I do not know the intention behind your original question/post in the first place.
That said, best wishes.
Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
/* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 1:55 PM Kalyan <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com> wrote:

 If my quotation of bhAshya has been ignored intentionally or otherwise, why should your quotation deserve consideration?
    On Thursday, May 3, 2018, 1:46:57 PM GMT+5:30, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:  
On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 1:34 PM Kalyan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

The question is not about whether the BU 4.3 talks of one state, 2 states, 3 states or 4 states.

The issue is whether deep sleep is treated as the highest (free from ignorance). The answer is an emphatic yes. This is not my opinion. This is opinion of upanishad and Shankara.

​Not at all. ​I've, among others, also quoted TIkA to prove the opposite, which has also been ignored, be it unintentionally!  

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