No Difference

Anand Hudli 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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