[Advaita-l] 'iti' in the vAcArambhaNa shruti

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 07:52:20 EST 2018

​Namaste Venkatraghavanji,

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> An example is given in the वाचारम्भणश्रुत्यर्थविवेचनम् - the author
> compares a rope snake with a shell and says that by knowing the real shell,
> one does not have the knowledge of the (unreal) rope snake, because the
> rope snake is fundamentally different from the shell. Therefore, three
> things are intended to be conveyed here in order to answer the central
> question of the sixth chapter of ChAndogya - 1) only one entity (the cause)
> is real, the other (the effect) is unreal and 2) the effect is not
> different from the cause 3) by knowing the fundamental nature of any one
> effect as the cause, one knows all effects.

Thanks for the post. However, just pointing out what seems to be an
oversight error about unreal rope-snake instead of unreal silver​ or real
shell instead of real rope.

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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