[Advaita-l] neha nAnAsti kiMchana
sjayana at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 13:00:01 CDT 2003
--- Jay Nelamangala <jay at r-c-i.com> wrote:
> Dear Kartik Jayanarayanan,
> >That interpretation leads to the nonsensical
> >of guNa = kriya = GYAna = etc.
> We are not solving algebraic equations here.
> Watch out for Shruti before you call it nonsensical.
Read my statement carefully before you warn me of
anything. I specifically said the *interpretation*
that you've given is nonsensical.
> "parAsya shaktihi vividhaiva shrooyatE svAbhAvikI
> jnAna bala kriyA"
> (Parabrahman's achintya-adbhtuta-shakti which is
> natural to Him,
Surely, your Parabrahman is conscious? So you see
distinctions in Parabrahman such as consciousness and
> > Since Brahman in advaita vedAnta is the Supreme
> > Reality, it means there are no distinctions in
> > Reality.
> Brahman in dvaita and v.advaita is also Supreme
dvaita teaches that Brahman is *part* of a Reality
that consists of Brahman, jIva, world, etc. Therefore,
according to your school, Brahman is NOT Reality, but
only a *subset* of Reality.
Hence, in dvaita, there are distinctions in Reality.
> What do you mean no distinctions in Reality?
Simply that there are no distinctions in Reality.
> Advaita teaches pAramArthika satyatva, vyAvahArika
> prAtibhAsika satyatva etc.
> So, it is advaita that teaches distinctions in
Not so. The terms "vyAvahArika" and "prAtibhAsika"
explain the descriptive for "satya". They are only
conventionally or provisionally real which means they
are NOT Real. It is like a guest referring to the
guest room as "my room" when it is actually "the
host's room", yet the guest's reference is deemed
Another (better) example: Newton's laws are false. Yet
they are taught as "true" in every high school.
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