[Advaita-l] adhyAsa - part V

Jay Nelamangala jay at r-c-i.com
Mon Jun 2 08:19:50 CDT 2003

Pranams to you too Bhaskar-ji,

Thanks for the reply.   I am glad to hear from you again.

It is a very good point.   In fact,  this was one of the six items
in the list of  "omissions"  I had raised earlier on the web page
content on adhyAsa.    I don't know if I had copied it to you.

The "blueness of the sky"  example is not very different from
the "redness of the sphatika" example.   The blueness of the
sky is perceived only when the sun is present in the sky and
due to atmospherical dispersion and diffraction of sunlight.  
If either of these is missing then we see only dark sky 
( like at night time).  

( I have forgotten physics fundas  :-) ,  physics pundits in this group
can tell us more about the actual process of why only the
blue light in the VIBGYOR specturm gets bent that way
in the atmosphere.  I would like to know the correct physics behind it.

When astronauts walk on the moon,  they only see dark sky
even when sun is present there,  because of the lack of
atmosphere there, so there is diffraction.   

So it is incorrect to say *blueness* is superimposed on sky.
All we see is diffracted sun-light as *blueness* of the sky
there is nothing that is superimposed there.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
To: "Jay Nelamangala" <jay at r-c-i.com>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 7:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] adhyAsa - part V

praNAm Jay prabhuji,
Hare Krishna

You wrote :
This also does not hold good. There  cannot be the superposition
of the properties without that of the  substratum. It is not only
the redness that is superposed on the stone,   but the flower also.
The flower is reflected in the stone and so its  redness. So the
properties of Atman cannot be superimposed on  anAtman without
Atman being superimposed.

>  Sorry for intruding here prabhuji.  But , we do superimpose *blueness*
on space..is it not?? though we cannot objectify the adhishtAna/substratum
*space* (AkASa) we think that the locus of bluness is AkASa.

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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