[Advaita-l] How can Brahman/consciousness be all pervading including living and non living things?
sethusrivatsa at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 01:07:31 EDT 2021
Hello sir! Sorry for the late reply. This rose you imagine, is pervaded by
(subjective) consciousness. How sir?Just how? You can say I am conscious
of my Body Parts but not objects which dont have Atman!
On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 11:16 AM Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> When you think of the word 'pervasion' with respect to inert objects, it
> may help if you consider the following.
> Vividly imagine a rose. This rose you imagine, is pervaded by your
> (subjective) consciousness. It is inanimate but is pervaded by
> consciousness 'borrowed' from you. It is temporary. When you next imagine a
> mountain, the rose goes away. But the mountain you are now imagining is
> again pervaded by that same consciousness.
> We can extend this observation and note that 'my' consciousness pervades
> all objects imagined by me. Even inert objects imagined by me are pervaded
> by consciousness. They have no separate existence apart from my conscious
> imagination of them.
> Now consider your experience of your dream. There are many inert objects in
> your dream as well.
> What is the stuff that dream objects that you experience in dream are made
> of? What is the stuff that your own dream body is made of? Is that stuff
> that dreams are made of, located at any particular place in your dream or
> is it everywhere? Is that stuff that your dream is made of, separate from
> You pervade your entire dream world of living and non-living things.
> On Fri, 26 Feb, 2021, 10:07 pm Setu Srivatsa via Advaita-l, <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Hello everyone. Please accept my humble Pranams. I dont know how to ask
> > doubts on this platform. But I have few doubts on Advaitha. Can you
> > help me.
> > Brahman is defined as Existence,Consciousness and Bliss(Satchitananda).
> > Aitareya Upanishad 3.1.3 says Brahman is consciousness and pure
> > Isa Upanishad 1 says it's all pervading.
> > 1)But how can Brahman or Awareness or Consciousness be there and be all
> > pervading in Non Living things like Pots,Ornaments etc which have no
> > of awareness or Atman?
> > 2)How can Brahman be all pervading as Isa Upanishad says when it's just
> > pure awareness ? It only exists individually as Awareness or life force
> > Atman in all beings. Atman is just awareness. I am not the
> > body,mind,intellect. This same I is in all. How does that mean this
> > awareness is all pervading???
> > 3)What is the Sat feature of Brahman?? What exactly is that existence
> > is conscious of all things including non living things??
> > 4)How to see one's self alone in all non living things which don't have
> > Atman and in what sense the whole Universe is our body as per Brahma
> > Meditations??
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