Neti Yoga

Ashish Chandra ramkisno at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 13 20:38:26 CDT 2002

On Fri, 13 Sep 2002 16:49:10 -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
>> advaita a. 1. not dual; of one or uniform nature, equable, unchanging.
>> advaitam sukhadukhayoh (uttararamacharita 1.39) 2. matchless, peerless,
>> sole, unique.
>None of these definitions necessarily have to be applied to religion.
>Some cognate words are given too.
>> advaitam n. 1. non-duality, identity; especially that of Brahma[sic] with
>> the universe or with the soul, or of soul and matter; see advaya also.
>> 2. The supreme or highest truth or Brahma itself.
>Apart from the fact Apte wrongly says Brahma instead of Brahman this
>should be clear.  It is "not two" not "all is one."  There is a subtle
>difference in emphasis here.  Can you see what it is?
>> advaitavadin n. = advayavadin, q.v. above; a Vedantin.
>Note the last definition.

I finally got a chance to look up the Sanskrit Hindi Shabda Kosha. It might
interest you to know that withing the definition for the word "advaita"
comes the "samasta pada" vaadin = advayavaadin which with a note to look up
advaya, followed by the remark "vedanta ka anuyaayi (follower of vedanta)".

So I looked up advaya as well:

advaya: (ad.) [naasti dvayam yasya] 1. do nahin (not two) 2. advitIya,
anupam (without comparison), ekmaatra (one only), name of Buddha.
samasta pada - vaadin (= advaita) (advayavaadin) 1. vishva (universe) and
brahman and prakriti and aatma - the follower for line that says they are
one. 2. Buddha.

I am sure there are many surprises for you explaining advayavadin, advaya
and relating Buddha to all this.


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