[Advaita-l] How can one claim to know Brahman?

Mahesh Ursekar mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 11:40:25 CST 2005

Dear Jaldhar:

While your observation that my lack of knowledge on (what I call) the
"technicalities of Brahman" put me at a distinct disadvantage in
understanding Brahman, are you sure that that very advantage is not
doing the same to you? I say this because I observe the "I" being very
prominent in your statements. And as any Guru or layman, for that
matter, would tell you, the statement, "I know Brahman" is an

So, even as your "thought"ful advice to me is to brush up on my
Advaita, my "heart"felt recommendation to you is to leave the
philosophers alone for a while and read form the lives and teachings
of the Masters.

With heartfelt feelings, Mahesh

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:51:39 -0500 (EST), Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> > In fact I (and you etc.) as Brahman did create the world so why from
> > the perspective of Brahman would I need to do it again?
> >
> I was asked to clarify what I meant by this.
> The goal of Advaita Vedanta is not to reach a new state called Brahman.
> The jiva was always Brahman.  However due to maya he has became ignorant
> of that fact.  The jnani is the one who has gone beyond that maya.  So
> knowing that he is, will be  and always was Brahman, he knows he has
> already created.  Time is also maya which should be transcended by jnana.
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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