Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Feb 18 10:46:57 CST 1998

On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Charles Wikner wrote:

> In his commentary on Brahma Suutra 1.1.1, "Sankara says:
>       ... Brahman does exist as a well-known entity -- eternal, pure,
>       intelligent, free by nature, and all-knowing and all-powerful.
>       For from the very derivation of the word Brahman, the ideas of
>       eternality, purity, etc. become obvious, this being in accord
>       with the root

This is very important.  Sometimes people on this list placing undue
emphasis on texts such as "neti neti" seem to suggest that Brahman is
something that is unknowable and indescribable.  Certainly Vedanta
says Brahman is difficult to know but it is hardly a "void" as this
passage shows.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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