[Advaita-l] Upadesha sahasri (translated by Swami Jagadananda )

K Kathirasan NCS kkathir at ncs.com.sg
Wed Jan 5 19:16:41 CST 2005

Namaste Praveenji,

Here Existence would mean Absolute Existence. That which exists in all three
periods of time (past, present & future). We can also call it Eternal.
Therefore, it is called Real also. 

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Subject: [Advaita-l] Upadesha sahasri (translated by Swami Jagadananda)


In Chapter 1 of Upadesha sahasri (translated by Swami Jagadananda), under
7-8, satyam(-jnAnam-anantham) 
has been translated as Existence(-Knowledge-Infinite). I have a very limited
understanding of sanskrit, but is there 
a specific *advaitic* reason why satyam is translated as existence against
commonly used truth? Is it used so to 
assert that brahmaN *exists*, as in it is *real* (from the advaita-parlance
of real-unreal-not real) the effect which 
perhaps *true* wouldn't have given?

Pls. guide.

Thanks much,

jai bajranga bali,

/* Lead me to that Kingdom of Thine Where there is no pleasure of union Nor
displeasure of separation Where the self is in eternal happiness. Thou alone
can thither lead the ailing soul */

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