doubt on the role of shruti vAkyAs ( was Re: [Advaita-l] advaita and vedas)
sjayana at yahoo.com
Fri May 12 11:55:05 CDT 2006
--- Amuthan <aparyap at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> nididhyAsana doesn't culminate in Atma vichAram. both
> nididhyAsanam and RM's Atma vichAram have only one
> goal, namely the attainment of akhaNDAkAra vRtti or
> equivalently aparoksha Atma j~nAnam.
> RM's Atma vichAram and traditional nididhyAsana
> are NOT identical. they are similar in the sense that
> both have akaNDAkARavRtti as their goal.
There are two teachings:
1) Sankara - "shravaNa-manana-nididhyAsana is the way to GYAna."
2) RM - "Atma-vichAra is the *only* way to GYAna."
Therefore your claim that both shravaNa-manana-nididhyAsana and Atma-vichAra
are *two* ways to GYAna will not be accepted by RM, because he teaches that
there is no way other than Atma-vichAra leading to GYAna.
That's the reason I feel it may be that:
shravaNa-manana-nididhyAsana = Atma-vichAra (Swami Dayananda Saraswati)
shravaNa-manana-nididhyAsana culminates in Atma-vichAra.
> vAsudevaH sarvaM,
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