[Advaita-l] Why is jagat mithya?
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Jan 18 22:19:28 CST 2012
praNAms Sri Venkatesh prabhuji
What is the focus of Sruti? Brahman or non Brahman? In Advaita books
the focus is more on non Brahman and showing it is Mithya. Why not
focus on Brahman because it is the One and Only Sat? Because it is
Nirguna it is difficult to focus on it. It is easier to say what is
not Brahman. Yato Vaco Nivartante Sruti is prohibiting from describing
Brahman. Is this correct reason?
> I think the reason is appropriate to realize the nirguNa, nirupAdhika
brahman. Shruti adopts a method called adhyArOpa apavAda to 'describe'
the 'unobjectifiable' brahman.
We negate everything and what is left is Brahman. Some people are afraid
of this because they feel it
is like Sunya.
> No, those who follow shankara siddhAnta would definitely know that
negation should end in brahman only. Because brahman is ekameva adviteeya
There could be another way. We can say Brahman is there in everything.
Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma. This is a positive way. What is difficult in
this? We can do Brahman Upasana in everything. But you can say we
cannot do Upasana like that because Brahman is Nirguna. Then do
Upasana of Saguna Brahman in everything first.
> If sAdhaka-s are comfortable with upAsya brahman (saguNOpAsana), there
is a provision for both 'jneya' brahma vichAra and upAsya brahma dhyAna in
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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