[Advaita-l] Accounting for Brahman appearing as the world

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 11:23:57 EDT 2017

Namaste Sri Bhaskarji

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Ravi Kiran prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, by negation, if it is said, the inexpressible revealed is Kutastha
> Atman, then the question is, how its aikya with upanisadic Brahman is
> established ? how is the sruti maha vAkya interpreted based on
> sAmAnAdhikaraNya and lakshaNa nirUpaNa.
> Ø   IMO, there will not be two steps in realizing the brahman in the
> above scenario. i.e. first we have to negate visheshatva of brahman and
> realize that we are kUtastha Atman and then as a second step we have to
> merge this kUtastha Atman with upanishadic brahman.  shAstra would not
> teach brahman as such and such a thing.  OTOH, it helps us to remove /
> eradicate our avidyA with regard to our svarUpa.  Our svarUpa is not
> pramANa siddha, it is svayaM siddha, hence no pramANa is required to
> establish our svarUpa.  When avidyA is removed by the shAstra vAkya janita
> jnana, the self-effulgence of Atman will be revealed on its own.  AhaM
> brahmAsmi, tattvamasi etc. not there to  establish Ikya between two
> different entities, instead it is there to convey the ekatvaM without
> second.  Hence, the revelation of kUtastha Atman is itself the realization
> of upanishadic brahman.

Yes, none is questioning that ..seems you have not gone through the thread
series ..question is how would you do samanvaya based on  sAmAnAdhikaraNya
and lakshaNa nirUpaNa ?

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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