[Advaita-l] Acceptance of the validity of shruti is only *faith*
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Sun May 13 10:17:58 CDT 2007
From: H.N.Sreenivasa Murthy
Pranams to all.
Dear Sri Vidyasankar Sundareshan,
The meaning of the words, Anubhava / sArvatrikapUrNAnuBava have been given in Mantra 2-5-15 of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad which reads as follows:
The word "sarvAnuBUH" gives the meaning of anubhava/sArvatrikapUrNAnuBava.
Sri Shankara, In Upadeshasahasri slokas 18-195, 18-210 and 12-8, has clearly
defined and explained the meaning.
HH SSS, in his work "Mandukya-rahasya-vivritiH" states:
anuBavaSabdEna cAtra na pAtaMjalAditantrAntarIyayOgajasamAdhijanyastapOmantrAdisiddhijanyO vA
pratyakShAdipramANajanyAnuBavO vA vaiyaktikavEdanAdirUpAnuBavO vA
kiM tu sarvajanasAdhAraNaH svABAvika Eva, yaH KalvindriyAntaHkaraNavyApAranapEkShO jAgradAdisarvAvasthAnAM sAkShAdvij~JApakaH sarvairapi vAdiBiranapalapanIya iti ||
In other words anubhava/sArvatrikapUrNAnuBava is none other than
Brahman/Atman/ Self/ one's True Svaroopa whose charecteristics are :
svataHsiddha, svayaMjyOtiH, hEyOpAdEyarahitaH, AvirBAvatirOBAvavarjitaH,
kUTasthanityacaitanyasvarUpaH, hAnOpAdAnarahitaH, .
My understanading is based upon the above quoted passages and the teaching of my Revered Guru.
I do not have the required command over English language to translate the above Sanskrit words and passages into English language. I may please be excused for not providing the translation. Experts in the field are requested to
provide the necessary English translation for the benefit of readers who are not conversant with Sanskrit and I will be much obliged for the help rendered.
With warm and respectful regards,
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