Kiran B R kiranbr at ROCKETMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 15 09:52:36 CDT 2002


I have three questions to the group, but I must start
with a preface.


According to Advaita, the braHmavid is braHman. That

braHmavid = braHman.

It is clear to me that through the destruction of
avidyA it is possible for a braHmavid to attain the
braHman to whom satya, jnana and anatatva are
attributed. However, it is not clear to me if the
braHmavid can do anything wonderful in this material
world at all. I mean, do his powers in the material
world remain as limited as they were before the
removal of the veil of avidyA? If the braHmavid was an
athlete and he could complete 100m in 10s in a state
of avidyA, can he do it in, let's say 2s when the
avidyA is removed?

If the entire universe is the maayaa of the braHman,
it is clear that the braHmavid has the entire maayaa
in his command. The entire universe is a game he
plays, and he is free to choose the laws that govern
this game. If he chooses, he can see to it that when
we wake up tomorrow, water when heated actually turns
into ice - and this, for everybody in the world we

Now to the questions:

Question 1: Am I right in the above analysis? Does the
braHmavid have this sort of control over the material
world which is all his maayaa? Can he change (for
example) the rules of Physics (which are well within
maayaa) as we know?

Question 2: If yes, where and in which scriptures is
there mention of such powers being gained by the

Question 3: If not, does it mean that the braHmavid,
with his braHmavidyaa, has still to bow to maayaa? And
hence that we cannot equate the braHmavid to braHma?
And does that mean a flaw in Advaita?



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