[Advaita-l] additional doubts!!
sivanr8010 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 19:31:43 CDT 2011
In olden days those ho does not believe in god
is considered an atheist. In modern days one who
does not believe in oneself is an atheist.This view of Swami Vivekananda
will go a long way in resolving many such conceptual problems.
On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Hare Krishna
> After reading bhakti's role in advaita vedAnta, I am getting some
> additional doubts with regard to 'required tools' or qualifications to
> obtain paramArtha jnAna.
> (a) is advaita paramArtha jnAna happens only to Astika-s (theists) who
> have firm belief in god & scriptures??
> (b) how can a non-hindu or atheist (nAstika) or any 'outsider', who does
> not want to believe in god & scriptures, but would like to get this jnAna
> (without the aid of shAstra & bhagavanta or outside the traditional
> circle) ?? dont we have any jnAni-s outside hindu Astika saMpradAya ??
> (c) prior to jnAna, is it mandatory requirement for the advaita sAdhaka to
> believe in god's existence & to have unconditional faith in sacred hindu
> scriptures or whether he has to be a hard core theist ??
> (d) if the (c) is an indispensable requirement for the jnAna then advaita
> jnAna realization would be restricted ONLY to the sAdhaka-s in hindu
> religion in general and theists in particular. In that case advaita jnAna
> has the limited boundaries in hindu god & scriptures.
> (e) if the (c) is not a necessary requirement then we cannot say
> shravaNAdi sAdhana are the only direct means for realization..And further
> this would prompt us to say, anybody, at any point of time through any
> means can get this realization..this stand goes against the convictions
> held by sampradAyavit-s.
> (f) finally, can a person be a non-dual jnAni but still a nAstika??
> Any clarification from the prabhuji-s would be appreciated.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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