Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Fri Jun 2 17:44:25 CDT 2000
On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, B.J. GANESH PRASAD wrote:
> Hari om,
> Although agreeable on what Mr. Ramachandran says, i beg to differ on his
> view on Advaitha and Dvaitha.
Actually I think it my response that you are disagreeing with no?
> Dvaitha, connotates the dual conceptualization of the self and brahma, which
> is therefore the basis for Advaitha.
> there cannot be Advaitha without Dvaitha in the beginning, as Karmakhanda,
> eluciates (Ref: Mimamsa Sutravali, no 5) the need for action. All action
> necessarily indicates Dualism, with a Karta and Kartvya. The Shankara
> Bhashya on Bhagavad Geetha, clearly illustrates this point.
I understand what you are saying however I see one problem. Even after
one realizes the inadequacy of the dualistic concept, is the development
of an Advaita view the natural outcome? Not necessarily I think.
Vishishtadvaita also purports to solve this problem. Even amongst
monists, Kashmiri Shaivas and Buddhists give different answers. Which
answer is correct? How will we determine this?
> Advaita and Dvaita are not just Adjectives, Gauda pada Karikas and
> Vivekachudamani, and also Vedantha Paribhasha speaks about the meaning of
> these terms. They are interpretated on the same importance associated to
Please write something on how these sages have defined Advaita vs Dvaita
It would help this discussion tremendously.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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