[Advaita-l] discussion about panchayatan puja
Prasad Ramamurthy Kadambi
kaupeenavanta at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 06:20:46 CST 2006
On 3/16/06, Viswanathan N <vishy1962 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Even I have a feeling that there is nothing much of value in " Karma
> kandas" of vedas...the real truth is the jnana kanda, which are upanishads.
> And Buddha' thinking is very much on similar lines.
But I *strongly* beleive that we cannot selectively appreciate vedas. We can
get a number of proofs for proving Karmakanda and Jnanakanda are for one
single purpose. It would be avidya-ish to appreciate either of them in
separation. What would be vidya-ish is to revere both Karmakanda and
We could analogously say Karmakanda = practical and Jnanakanda = theory
We would arrive at certain conclusions in science based on theories. But
every theory has to be supportedly concluded using experimentation
practically. But in Vedas it happens vice-versa. The Karmakanda prepares a
man to eliminiate maya and thus helps in in understanding the Jnanakanda.
sada shiva samarambham Shankaracharya madhyamam !
asmadacharya paryantham vande guru paramparam !!
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