[Advaita-l] Re: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 2, Issue 29

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 11 11:50:44 CDT 2003

--- "Kotekal, Srinivas [Non-Employee/0200]"
<srinivas.kotekal at pharmacia.com> wrote:


> Well, in that case, if you are instructed by your
> Guru to study shAstra to
> gain Brahmajnana in this very vyavahAric reality;
> why do you think by
> studying so you will gain pAramArthika jnana ? why
> can't it such jnana be
> also of vyavahAric in nature ? 

The reason is that in advaita, the role of shAstra is
not to present Brahman as an entity that is to be
known, since Brahman is ever-revealed as the Self.
Rather, the role of shAstra is to *remove* avidyaa or
ignorance, and the Self shines of its own accord. 


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