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Greg Goode goode at DPW.COM
Fri Aug 28 16:02:13 CDT 1998

At 04:32 PM 8/28/98 -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>On Fri, 14 Aug 1998, Greg Goode wrote:
>> Jumping in here.  Picking up on your ideas that only one philosophy can get
>> you "there," and that another philosophy will take you somewhere else.  One
>> of the things that all non-dual philosophies are in agreement about (though
>> with different words) is this: there are no two "theres" for there to be.
>> So how can any of these philosophies take you to any *other* place?
>the same way place and plaice sound the same but mean different things.

But since there is really only one "place," ever, then there's no other
place to go!

>Perhaps various non-dual philosophies are only superficially similiar.

Some more than others.  But even with different labels, how can the moon
that they point to be more than one?  It can't.  If it is insisted that
only one philosophy can take you "there" (and the one would be advaita
vedanta as taught by Adi Shakara) then this is tantamount to saying that
liberation/enlightenment/jnana has happened only to formal advaita vedantins.


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