[Advaita-l] Accepting Possibility of Error in Sastras
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 08:52:44 CST 2012
AtmajnAnam does not come under the panchapramAnas and it is shAbda pramAna
because it is not an object! The subject cannot be objectified!!!
On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 6:47 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > These sorts of questions should not really arise. Along with pramANa-s,
> > there is
> > an accepted mode of the realms in which the pramANa-s operate. One need
> > look to the SAstras for things that are amenable to ordinary
> > pratyaksha-anumAna
> > and one should not attempt to bracket the SAstra-s within the bounds of
> > reason
> > either. Any contradiction that seemingly arises can be easily explained
> > and in fact,
> > have already been explained, as and when appropriate.
> RV: When shastras talk about yajnas, it is beyond the realm of pratyaksha
> and anumana. But when shastras talk about the structure of the solar system
> or the growth of a fetus in the womb, they co-exist with pratyaksha and
> anumana (science) in providing knowledge. In such cases, what is the
> traditional position on accepting shastras versus science?
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