Nature of Consciousness

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian ramakris at EROLS.COM
Sat Jul 24 10:09:21 CDT 1999

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <ramakris at EROLS.COM> wrote:

> However, all advaitins admit the saying "brahma satya, jaganmithyA
> jivo brahmaiva na paraH", or brahman is true, the world is false,
> jIva is verily brahman. All advaitins admit that the liberation
> by initiation into vedAnta (upanishhads or smR^iti texts) by a
> sadguru. The liberation is by knowledge alone.  Knowledge is not
> "attained" but is ever present. Incidentally, the main difference

Sorry, I forgot to mention. This point has been adopted from an answer
given by Sri abhinava vidyAtIrtha mahAsvAminaH of Sringeri Sarada

> between different systems of advaita are with respect to the latter
> point on how GYAna is "attained", i.e., whether karma (rituals) or
> upAsana (meditation)  can help or not.


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