[Advaita-l] Real vs Unreal
elisabeth-sylvain at sympatico.ca
Mon May 15 05:36:56 CDT 2006
(Sthanu) Why is "real" defined as the unchangeable, eternal and absolute. In
what sense is a changeable thing not real.
i understand your question since i still have exactly the same.
Does the computer used to communicate with you is "real" or "unreal" ?
It it obvious that it works since the message is sent on the list and you
Some say "unreal" is better understood by "relative", "perishable",
In this context, the computer is certainly as "real" as the family, the
house, the human body ...
It can be used to create an effect.
----- Original Message -----
From: "sthanunathan Ramakrishnan" <r_sthanu at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 5:54 AM
Subject: [Advaita-l] Real vs Unreal
>I have always wanted to clarfiy my doubts on this.
> Why is "real" defined as the unchangeable, eternal and
> absolute. In what sense is a changeable thing not
> real. Is there not a dichotomy between what we
> generally think of as real and this definition of
> And if this definition is accepted, I guess all
> schools of philosophy would agree that Brahman alone
> is real. Then is the cause of philosophical disputes
> over the definition of what is meant by "real"
> You are right...
> Real is unchangealble, eternal, absolute that is
> the unreal, temporal,realtive is this "I" ego created
> by mind (manas)
> This is what I understood as 'Advaitha'
> Sylvain <elisabeth-sylvain at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> For me "real" and "unreal" are more understandable
> if we mean ...
> "real" = unchangeable, eternal, Absolute
> "unreal = changeable, perishable, relative
> In this context, the relative conscience of the vast
> majority of humans
> "unreal", while "relative" is clearer to the mental
> Is this compatible with advaita ?
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