Concept of personal God and Advaita

Stephanie Stean cerebral_rose at MAC.COM
Wed May 22 06:43:30 CDT 2002

How is advaita divorced from all experience?  Advaita, non-duality, is a
form of experience.  Scriptural testimony is not necessary although it
serves as a guide for many.

I was reading Sankaracharya lat night (a work of his called Direct
Realization).  And his description of advaita is described in terms of

I agree with you, dvaita and visishtadvaita can be apprehended by every day
Advaita also is apprehdended by experience, but a different kind of
experience that is based upon knowledge and realization of the Reality of
the Phenomenal World and of Ultimate Reality.

Thanks and I look forward to your comments.

On 5/22/02 3:10 AM, "nanda chandran" <vpcnk at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>> I saw advaita in the Gita as much as dvaita or visistadvaita.
> Think about this : we see dualism (dvaita) everywhere. Even qualified
> non-dualism (visishtadvaita) can be apprehended by experience - as it is
> qualities that we perceive in objects. It is only advaita (non-dualism)
> which is not experienced in the phenomenal world. For the first two you do
> not really need the scriptures as they are open to normal experience. It is
> only the third which is totally divorced from all experience which really
> needs a scriptural testimony.
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