Are GODs just symbolic ???
srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Wed Aug 7 22:26:51 CDT 2002
Hari Om !!
--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Srikrishna Ghadiyaram wrote:
> > In the above referred article it is mentioned:
> > ""Concerning this system we wish to remark that we
> do not intend to
> > controvert the doctrine that Narayana, who is
> higher than the avyakta
> > (pradhana or the prakriti of Samkhya in its
> unmanifest state) who is
> > the highest Self and the Self of all, reveals
> Himself by dividing Himself
> > in multiple ways;"
> > ***********
> > Would you/someone elaborate the statement,
> 'Narayana is higher than the
> > avyakta, and who is the highest Self'.
> Yoga mostly follows Samkhya with one innovation --
> Ishvara as the 26th
> tattva. Ishvara in their conception is a kind of
> super-purush. Whereas
> in Samkhya the process of the evolution of prakrti
> is more or less
> automatic, in Yoga, Ishvara has the power to shape
> it according to His
> ends. He still remains distinct from Prakrti
Does it mean according to Yoga there are three
Prakriti, purusha, and Iswara ?
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
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>From Thu Aug 8 01:32:46 2002
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 01:32:46 -0400
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From: Prasad Balasubramanian <besprasad at LYCOS.COM>
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Jaldhar Vyas Wrote:
>Let us assume we have three objects of
>one type and one of another i.e.
>(a b c) (d)
>What seperates the group (a b c) from (d) is the vishesha lakshana. >But what seperate a from b _or_ a from d is an upadhi. In the case
> of brahman all upadhis are illusionary because it pervades a b c
> and d.
Srikrishna Ghadiyaram wrote:
>The red color of the flower is the lakshana of the flower,
>and when the crystal is near the crystal, (crystal
>along with the upadhi of red-flower) seems to have the
>lakshana of red color.
From the (a b c)(d) example - redness seems to be the lakshaNa.
If (a b c) are red crystals and (d) is a blue crystal - the redness which is the lakshaNa separates it from blue crystal. But when both a
and b in this case are red crystals what is upAdhi here that separates a from b (with respect to crystals and their colors) ?
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