anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 21 12:45:28 CDT 1999
On Wed, 20 Oct 1999 14:33:02 PDT, nanda chandran <vpcnk at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>Came across these quotes in a newspaper :
> Whatever is here, that is there.
> What is there, that again is here.
> He obtains death after death
> Who seems to see a difference here.
> Katha Upanishad
> Yonder world is in the likeness of this world,
> this world is the likeness of that
> Attareya Brahmana
> There is on earth no (radical) diversity.
> He gets death after death,
> Who perceives here seeming diversity.
> As a unity only is It to be looked upon --
> This indemonstrable, enduring Being.
> Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad
>The above quotes show amazing similarity to NAgArjuna's views on the
>ultimate reality (though 'being' would not be acceptable to him). Might
>actually been his source too. That's another blow to the "prachanna
>bauddham" claim against Advaitam.
>And Anand maybe you should review your stand regarding the literal
>interpretation of the illusory nature of the world in Advaitam :-)
I am sorry I don't quite get what needs to be reviewed here, perhaps
because I have been out-of-touch with the list lately. The advaita
stand of equating the dream state with the waking state is consistent
with the statements of the upanishads.
bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam
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