[Advaita-l] Can Anyone Answer My Doubt?
mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 09:10:31 CST 2007
http://www.katha.org/Academics/Advaita-FrontPg.html (Ref: Part II)
On 12/19/07, Praveen <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> IMO and understanding, the mind you're possibly mixing here is with
> the mind "as defined by science" when you put in words such as "...
> especially the brain". On the contrary, manas of Vedanta or Sankhya
> puts it, is hardly so and possibly more of a conglomerate. I hope you
> find it interesting and satisfying to look for an answer in that
> You'll possibly get more technical and useful answers than this in
> other replies here, but I'd non-technically put so: whatever it is
> that, though the birthless Self, identifies itself in relation to this
> world, creating an individuality as jIva, and multitudes therefore, is
> what carries forth to other births.
> On 19 Dec 2007 13:49:06 -0000, Sharath T Poojary
> <sharat4u1 at rediffmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > When they say the soul is born again and again, WHOM are they refering
> to? The SELF is birthless and stays where it has been. The body, ego and
> mind, since they are the part of material world are destroyed with the body
> on death.
> > You see mind is actually material in nature. It is caused by the
> background working of the body, especially the BRAIN. Of course, the sense
> of PERCEPTION and Realness that seems associated with the mind/thoughts is
> due to SELF (CONSCIOUSNESS). Self illumines the mind, but mind belongs to
> the material part (body). This being so, WHO is there to take RE-BIRTH? WHO
> is the CARRIER of VASANAS to the next birth?
> > I hope someone who has seen through this problem will help me see it
> too. I'm anxiously waiting for a reply.
> > Regards,
> > Sharath
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