Nature of Consciousness

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 22 02:13:27 CDT 1999

Parisi & Watson <niche at AMERITECH.NET> wrote:

>>Again, yes and no. There are lots more people who are quite comfortable
>>with the idea of a received revelation than there are people who question
>I am strongly allergic to it personally, since it calls back the worst of
>Christian upbringing.

I'm not necessarily saying that those who are comfortable with the idea of
received revelation are always correct.

That said, advaita vedAntins have a completely different view of revelation
as compared to the Judeo-Christian-Islamic traditions. We allow for a lot
of metaphorical interpretation of the Veda. We do not insist upon the
literal where the figurative or the allegorical makes better sense.


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