[Advaita-l] discussion about panchayatan puja

Prasad Ramamurthy Kadambi kaupeenavanta at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 06:20:46 CST 2006


On 3/16/06, Viswanathan N <vishy1962 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Vyasji
>   Even I have a feeling that there is nothing much of value in " Karma
> kandas" of vedas...the real truth is the jnana kanda, which are upanishads.
> And Buddha' thinking is very much on similar lines.

But I *strongly* beleive that we cannot selectively appreciate vedas. We can
get a number of proofs for proving Karmakanda and Jnanakanda are for one
single purpose. It would be avidya-ish to appreciate either of them in
separation. What  would be vidya-ish is to revere both Karmakanda and


We could analogously say Karmakanda = practical and Jnanakanda = theory

We would arrive at certain conclusions in science based on theories. But
every theory has to be supportedly concluded using experimentation
practically. But in Vedas it happens vice-versa. The Karmakanda  prepares a
man to eliminiate maya and thus helps in in understanding the Jnanakanda.



Prasad Kadambi

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