[Advaita-l] upanishad mahAvAkya
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Sep 1 01:02:00 CDT 2004
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian wrote:
> The pa~nciikara.nam also singles out these four statements.
> As a side note: personally, I don't understand this obsession with
> post and pre-"sa.mkara advaitins. Should anyone not explain anything
> differently compared to "sa.mkara? Does that make them non-advaitins?
Maybe, maybe not. Where do you draw the line? Understanding the
historical place of a particular thinker or the historical development of
an idea is also an important tool of analysis.
> All advaitins are unanimous in declaring the ultimate unreality of the
> world and the unity of aatman. When it comes to explaining the
> empirical world and why there seems to be a perception of an empirical
> world, there are differences.
> A Western education seems to compound the post/pre "sa.mkara muddle.
Not just Westerners or the westernized were interested in such questions.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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