[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman
kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 06:33:44 EDT 2018
//Use of the adjective in one place is enough representation for its application in all places where not said.//
If no adjective is used even at one place, then logic demands that there is unqualified rejection of ignorance in deep sleep. What then to say about unqualified rejection at so many places! Ultimately one will not make much progress whether one studies under a guru or whether one studies on one own self, if one ignores such basics of logic.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, 3:50:41 PM GMT+5:30, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Kalyan <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com> wrote:
//Shankara qualifies the avidya that he says is absent in deep sleep as 'the one that projects duality'. You have missed this adjective, quite evidently, or do not like to accept it since it demolishes your erroneous theory with which you started off.//
Apparently, you did not seem to have studied the bhAshya at all. There are so many places, where no such adjectives are used.
Use of the adjective in one place is enough representation for its application in all places where not said. This is called 'upalakshanam'. Those who hold there is no ignorance in deep sleep have not understood this concept and they have glossed over this adjective of Shankara. That is why a proper study under a competent Acharya is insisted upon rather than self-study which gives rise to confusion.
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