[Advaita-l] Is study of Vedanta necessary?
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 1 09:47:14 CST 2016
I am crystallizing the questions in short form
1. Is Vedanta necessary
2. Is Vedanta necessary and sufficient
3. Is Vedanta necessary but not sufficient - if so what-else is needed?
On Mon, 2/1/16, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: [Advaita-l] Is study of Vedanta necessary?
To: "yahoogroups" <advaitin at yahoogroups.com>, "adviata-l" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016, 5:53 AM
PraNAms to all
Question – Is intensive study of Vedanta essential for
self-realization? Is not sufficient to have the faith that I
am conscious-existent entity which is unchanging and I am
not this body-mind and intellect which are continuously
changing. I am the essence of this universe
since without I (not BMI) the very existence of the universe
cannot be established.
2. Does one need a faith that Vedanta is apourusheyam, etc.
3. If one sees everything is nothing but the Lord – yo
maam pasyati sarvatra sarvanca mayi pasyati – One who sees
Me everywhere and everything in Me ; This comes
immediately after sarva bhuutastam aatmaanam sarva
bhuutanica aatmani-One who sees self in all and in
oneself. Both statements seem to be equivalent.
Interestingly the statement that involves Bhakti comes after
the statement that involves Janaanam- although both appear
to indicate the same.
4. What are your thoughts on these?
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