[Advaita-l] advaitaanubhuti and aparokshanubhuti
krsnachaitanya at yahoo.co.in
Wed Mar 8 03:00:37 CST 2006
I am a newcomer to this group as well as to the advaita philosophy. You can make this out by the way I framed my questions. I would request the members of the group to clarify my doubts and help me in my progress.
What is aparokshanubuti? Is Advaitaanubhuti same as aparokshanubuti? What does anubhuti in advaitaabuhuti means? Does that really mean experience or some thing else? If it is experience, then what is the 'thing' that is being experienced and 'who' is the one experiencing?
Can advaita tatva be explained by logic? If not how far can shaastras take you to in attaining aparokshabuti?
You have the firm conviction in shaastras and then ( or Guru with the help of shaastras ) explain advaita tattva and you have to complete what you have heard (from Guru) by experiencing it in nididhyaasana. Is this right? What do you get by nididhyaasana? Is that aparokshanubuti? How is aparokshanubuti connected to Moksha? Is it one and the same?
Can this aparokshanubuti be given to a disciple by Guru just out of grace. Can this be attained even without the earlier two stages of Sravana and Manana. Where does the advaitaanubhuti experience give to Swami Vivekananda by Sri Ramakrishna fall in these whole scheme of things?
K. Krishna Chaitanya.
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