[Advaita-l] Advaita Vedanta, religion, and science
prabhagc at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 18:03:15 CST 2009
Is it required that one belive in (and practice?) Hinduism to be an advaiti?
Given that Hinduism itself has may parts/aspects that are in conflict at
times, which aspects of the religion does one have to believe in?
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jan 2009, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> V Ramani wrote:
> > I do not believe in any religion and a pure advaiti.
> We must take exception to the notion that being a pure advaiti is in
> anyway the same as "not believ[ing] in any religion." Advaita Vedanta is
> grounded in one particular religion -- that of the Vedas and the shastras
> dependent on them. All teachers of Advaita Vedanta from Gaudapadacharya
> and Shankaracharya to the paramacharya who advised you have believed this.
> > The truth of Advaita is to be understood with Biology and all the
> > sciences, society etc. As brahman is eternal, life of human can also be
> > eternal by upcoming sciences such as nano technology. Once man becomes
> > immortal brahman can be realised by everyone in this world.
> Brahman can be realized by everyone in this world _right_now_. The very
> reason it is is possible is that it is _not_ dependent on the body or
> other externalities. I look forward to scientific progress too but not
> because it will help the pursuit of jnana at all.
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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