werlings.guy at wanadoo.fr
Tue Mar 25 16:51:08 CDT 2008
Dear Sri Vidya,
Thank you very much indeed for this clarification, which is definitely up to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sundaresan, Vidyasankar (GE Infra, Water)"
<vidyasankar.sundaresan at ge.com>
To: <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] brahman
>>IS IT CORRECT TO SAY THAT THE VEDAS DO NOT SAY
>>ANYWHERE THAT BRAHMAN IS THE ULTIMATE REALITY
>>OF THE WORLD?
> I must confess I am a bit confused by this question and also by the
> response posted by Sri Srikanta, which says,
>>the Vedas contain mostly the rituals to attain the other worlds like
>>and refer to the Hiranyagarbha Brahma."
> The vedas consist of samhitAs, brAhmaNas and AraNyakas. The ritual
> portions of the veda are in the samhitAs. Most of the upanishat texts
> are in the brAhmaNa and AraNyaka portions, but a few are in the samhitAs
> The upanishads proclaim repeatedly that brahman is the ultimate reality,
> e.g. sarvam khalv idaM brahma; sad eva; brahma vA idam agra AsIt; AtmA
> ... agra AsIt; etc.
> As the vedAnta texts are an integral part of the vedas, and as the
> vedAnta texts proclaim time and again that brahman is the ultimate
> reality, we can safely say that it is absolutely wrong to say that the
> vedas do NOT say anywhere that brahman is the ultimate reality.
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