[Advaita-l] The liberated soul...
Kiran B R
kiranbr at rocketmail.com
Thu Mar 25 03:12:04 CST 2004
> I had confused you with another list member who is a
> dvaitin. But I am rather surprised that someone who
> follows Shankaracharya could formulate a question
> the way you did.
If as brahman we can fool around like this, little
wonder that followers of the AchArya can formulate
questions like me!
> well I suppose any question genuinely asked
> is "good" in some way but it is based on invalid
Invalid premises such as?
> Because a jalebi is just a fried sweet.
Then (I repeat, "then") the vedas are just dusty
> If he is "purna" then what is there to return to?
Nothing but the "pUrNa"!!!
> Ok perhaps my example wasn't clear enough. What I
> meant was there are things that one does when young
> that are totally dismissed out of hand when one is
> mature. You or I don't have to ask ourselves "Shall
> I swallow an ant today or not?" It just never even
> occurs to us. Again, the bliss that is Brahman is
> so many scales higher than anything the mundane
> person knows that it drowns out any lesser kind of
The jnAni can ask "Shall I swallow an ant today or
not?" as a rAga-dvEsha-vimukta.
> > Right. But statistically there is a greater
> > chance of not eating a jalebi than eating one is
> > there not?
> I never talked about any jivas. It is the brahman
> desires to eat jalebis.
> > Why when Brahman *is* the jalebi?
I have been saying why:
sO&kAmayata | bahu syAm prajAyEyEti | sa tapO&tapyata
| sa tapastaptvA | idaM sarvamasRujata | tat sRuShTvA
| tadEvAnuprAvishat |...
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