Identity between awareness and existence

Aniruddhan ani at EE.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Aug 7 10:54:52 CDT 2001


>Why should it be so, Sada? There can be two exactly identical things and
>there are still two different entities. I've two telephones in front of me
>right now and both are the same make, model etc Absolutely no difference
>between them. But still they are two things are they not? You can even take
>a couple of eggs and cannot see any difference between them - but that
>doesn't in anyway deny that they are two distinct entities, right?

But you can distinguish between the two telephones or eggs only because
there exists a definite boundary for them, and there's a region of "non-
telephone" or "non-egg" between them. On the other hand, if only existence
exists, and non-existence cannot exist, then even if there were two
identical "existence"s, for all practical purposes, we wouldn't be able to
distinguish between them, would we?

Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam


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