[Advaita-l] Causal Body
Kotekal, Srinivas [Non-Employee/0200]
srinivas.kotekal at pharmacia.com
Fri Jun 6 16:07:34 CDT 2003
>I forgot to mention the following in my earlier response. If sAkshI-A means
>the sAkshI as per advaita, then there is only one true meaning for
>knowledge-A, i.e. the knowledge that is advaita. It is not what we perceive
>about this world and its business, for sAkshI-A already knows that all that
>is avidyA, and not real knowledge.
Well, in that case, perceptions like reading Vedas by seeing the physical
text or hearing from Guru , are all avidyA ? In that case, how do you say
one can *realize* he/she is *Brahmn* without help of these worldly
perceptions ? For that matter, isn't very School of Advaita was founded on
the basis of perception of prastanatraya ? If not, please let me know how it
was founded ?
>It is only sAkshI-D that has a problem with no guarantee for sublation. By
>the way, we advaitin-s do not accept your notion of sAkshI-D, because what
>you call sAkshI-D is just another name for buddhi - the function of
>antaHkaraNa that takes care of niScaya and vyavasAya or adhyavasAya. It is
>buddhi that determines what is true/valid in daily experience, and that is
>the reason it is distinguished from manas, in such instances as, mayyarpita
>manobuddhI in gItA and manomaya vs. vijnAnamaya in taittirIyopanishat. If
>you want to claim that even advaitins need sAkshI-D, we say, we advaitins
>have buddhi inasmuch as we operate in the daily vyavahAra, and we don't
>to postulate yet another sAkshI.
I am not sure I understood this. I'll let others write on this.
>How is sAkshI in dvaita different from purusha in sAMkhya?
Simple. With my lay understanding, purusha in sAMkhya is creator of
everything where as sAkshi-D is well aware of the fact that it is *NOT* a
creator no mater who says what.
In fact, can I ask you the same question ? Since sAkshi-A is aware of itself
as Brahmn, in that case, what exactly is the difference between sAkshi-A
(alias Brahmn) and purusha ?
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