[Advaita-l] How does Brahman witness everything?

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Fri May 27 12:18:48 EDT 2022

Namaste Kameswara ji,

On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 9:33 PM KAMESWARARAO MULA via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Then , but your mentioned that: Sakshi cannot be sakshyam. But Sakshyam is
> Sakshi only.

> I don't agree with the above statement

This is one of the ways in which mithyA is to be understood. sAkShya has
dependent existence, being a mere appearance of sAkShI sacchidAnanda
brahma, whereas only brahma exists which has no dependence on anything. As
the bhAShya quoted says AtmavyatirekeNa vastvantarasyAbhAvAt, since there
is no existence of anything other than AtmA.

> according to Indian LAW:
Sir, Indian or any law is irrelevant to this discussion since the words
sAkShI and sAkShya have no literal laukika sense. The statement made is
based on Upanishad and bhAShya has also been quoted well enough to justify
the same. Then again, Sreenivasaji almost always quotes pAramArthika

--Praveen R. Bhat
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