[Advaita-l] Apaurusheyatva of Vedas.
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Mon Sep 12 05:46:11 CDT 2011
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 15:25, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Jaldhar Vyas prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Sri Vyas prabhuji :
> No more than the claim "The Republic of India became independant in 1947"
> requires faith. I wasn't there. It could all be a big lie but
> trustworthy people say they were there and confirm it.
> > I dont think testimony of 'AptavAkya' would be the authority to prove
He was not even trying for that.
He was only suggesting that words are pramANa.
This again, unlike '1947 independence' which has been well
> documented apart from eye witnesses, warrants a further verification with
> another pramANa. For example, if some 'Apta-s'( who we trust) say there
> is some celestial being playing chess with a villager on the other side of
> the world, the truth of the statement would have to be ascertained by
> actual perception or some other means of right knowledge. Otherwise it
> would remain as 'belief' in aptA-s and conviction that they wont say
> anything wrong...IMHO, this is nothing but mere 'faith' in the words of
> someone who we deeply respect & trust & taking their words about the
> unknown & unverifiable issues without any verification.
See refutation of prAmANya-paratastvavAdam.
> so, prabhuji, vedas' aparusheyatva is the currency which is floating
> within tradition ??
> Can this belief system within paraMpara would
> withstand the 'logical' attacks of outsiders to prove otherwise??
> would be the justification we provide to prove aparusheyatva of veda-s to
> outsiders, who would like to take this issue & debate outside the
> restricted traditional circle??
If debating person has any view about pramANa-s, prAmANyam, shabda, etc.,
that will be refuted first.
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