Nature of Consciousness

Greg Goode goode at DPW.COM
Fri Jul 23 10:14:51 CDT 1999

At 10:53 AM 7/23/99 , Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Greg Goode wrote:
> > Omitting the "Obviously," your second sentence does not follow from the
> > first.  If there can be other systems opposed to advaita, then there must
> > be able to be other systems congruent with advaita, that say the same
> > things, that reveal the same truth.  In that case, neither advaita nor that
> > other system would hava a monopoly on truth...
> >
>Any system that agrees with Advaita Vedanta in all details _is_ Advaita

That's a tautology.  Agreement/disagreement is a matter of degree.

So you don't believe in synonyms?  No two words can refer to the same
thing?  If you allow synonyms, then there can be congruent synonyms
pointing to the same truth that Advaita points to.  If you don't allow
synonyms, then Advaita can never even be translated to any other language,
so therefore can't be taught in English...


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