# Advaita : Some Basic Explanations - 11

hbdave hbd at DDIT.ERNET.IN
Sat Mar 16 01:45:10 CST 2002

```Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, hbdave wrote:
>
> > and, though I had sent out posting nos. 7, 8 and 9>
> > some days back, I am not sure if it has reached the
> > List members (because I have not received it - same
> > problem as the Tenth Boy !!!). Will a member be kind
> > enough to confirm if these three postings are indeed
>
> I see 7, 8, and 10 but not 9.

Here it is sent again.
-- Himanshu
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Advaita : Some Basic Explanations - 9 (Quiz!)
-- Himanshu
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Let us have some fun. In this posting we shall have a quiz!

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A few Question to ponder on :
Please do contemplate on the following questions :

^
|
<--- Total-space --->
|
)         (                             V
/             \
/                 \
(   pot-space       )
\                / <--- pot
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Questions :

0.      How would you define the "pot-space"?
[ Hint : Are you assuming something about its shape?]

1.      Is "pot-space" same as "Total-space" or not? Or, what is the
relationship between the two?

2.      If we fill water in the pot, which will replace or fill up
"pot-space", why the water does not spread to "total-space"?

3.      By modern science, the structure of the pot (i.e. the clay out
of which it is made) itself is mostly space. What is the
relation between the "total-space" and *that* space?

4.      If we take up the Q.3 above, will our discussion at the same
plane of reality as Q. 0 to 2?

A slightly more involved system :

Heavenly bodies             /~^~^\__
*  O   *              | cloud  \
O *         \_______/
^
|
<--- Total-space --->
water                                 |
)---------(                             V
/        O  * \  <-- reflection
/  *  O *         \
(   pot-space       )
\                / <--- pot
================

4.      Some heavenly bodies are shown reflected on the water surface,
what are they analogous with?

5.      If the water surface is disturbed, the reflection of these bodies
will not be clear, but hazy or distorted. What is that analogous
with?

6.      In theory it was said that aakaasha reflected in the cloud is
analogous with Ishvara. What is analogous with the cloud itself?

7.      In what way/s this analogy is inadequate/limited as far as
discussion about jiiva, kutastha, Ishvara, brahman is concerned?