Tat tvam asi?
S. V. Subrahmanian
svsubrahmanian at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 12 06:10:26 CST 2002
Dear Sri Jaladhar,
I should acknowledge at this point that I need to think and learn more on this.
You have raised certain valid objections and points. This paragraph is an
> Right which is why I do not say it is the buddhi per se. But ask yourself
> what is involved in the process of negation? To understand the difference
> between two things must have some idea no matter how tentative of the
> lakshanas of the two things. The negation of non-being cannot happen
> unless one has an idea of being. Where did that idea come from?
I had skipped the fact that "idea of being" right now is only in the buddhi.
You have pointed to certain fallacies in my line of thinking. I don't have
answers. Atleast I have learnt that some things are wrong in my understanding.
I am happy. Hopefully I will learn as I put in more effort.
> Yes but such surrender by itself cannot be enough. There also has to be a
> positive cognition of identity. And that knowledge might not be of an
You have been quite consistent in this line of thought (across various threads
of discussion on this list). I have read thoughts contrary to this too.
Assuming the eyes are open:
Is it not enough if the clouds are cleared? Is seeing the sun an extra step?
Is it not an automatic result of the clearing of clouds?
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