[Advaita-l] Are Vedic Characters and events fictitious?
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 15 12:46:15 CDT 2012
Subbuji - PraNAms
Without going into the explanations and extracted meanings offered for the words, names and characters found in the vedantic dialogues, I get the feeling that the explanations are offered to suite the original thesis or hypothesis. It is like you make a model and fit or adopt things to fit into the model.
Personally, I discard all these as inconsequential but focus on the teaching based on the absolute truth, which is impeccably logical or self-consistent, even though truth is beyond logic. The truth is apurusheyam is a fact not based on faith or belief and not even logic. I am existence-consciousness is a fact. The rest of incidents how and to whom it is revealed is incidental. I do agree that if those are important for a student then they are.
Just my 2c
From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
>To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
>Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 8:35 AM
>Subject: [Advaita-l] Are Vedic Characters and events fictitious?
>We find a number of characters like men, women, children, devas, rishis,
>etc. mentioned in the Vedas.
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