[Advaita-l] The liberated soul...

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Mar 25 10:21:08 CST 2004

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Kiran B R wrote:

> Then (I repeat, "then") the vedas are just dusty
> texts!

No just because all that is not Brahman is maya doesn't mean all those
mayavi things are equal.  Vedas have a privileged place because they are
the means by which the sorrow of samsara can be transcended.  A jalebi

One may ask why is it that the Vedas can provide knowledge to transcend
samsara and not a jalebi?  It is a matter of definition.  Veda is (amongst
other things) that which gives knowledge to transcend samsara.  A jalebi
is a fried sweet.  One may as well ask why is 7?

> 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?
> So?

The jnani can ask this or a one of a billion other questions. He can enjoy
this or one of a billion other things.  So why are we focusing on this one
jalebi issue? To think about it in these particular terms is a limited
persons choice.  To an unlimited person unbound, infinite person it
wouldn't occur to think in these terms.

> I have been saying why:
> sO&kAmayata | bahu syAm prajAyEyEti | sa tapO&tapyata
> | sa tapastaptvA | idaM sarvamasRujata | tat sRuShTvA
> | tadEvAnuprAvishat |...

Ok but that applies to Brahman as a whole not this or that part of
Brahman.  By projecting forth, Brahman accepted limits and that limited
Brahman has to be analyzed in terms of the logic of limits.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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