[Advaita-l] Re: logic and Shastra
abhayambika at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 14:56:34 CDT 2005
On 6/22/05, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> This is why I think we (especially Indians in the modern world) should think
> outside of written English when it comes to advaita. "Self" and "self" are
> easy to write down in Roman script, but they sound the same when spoken.
> Also, the word AtmA can only be written down in one way and it can only be
> said/heard in one way in any Indian language/script. No capital letters
> means no artificial visual distinction between self and Self in the written
> word and therefore, no distinction in the mind too. There is good reason why
> Sruti is that which is heard, not that which is written and read.
But it is possible to bring such nuances in Sruti through the use of svara-s.
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