[Advaita-l] Science and Advaita
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 2 06:43:35 CST 2009
--- On Mon, 2/2/09, Michael Shepherd <michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
Perhaps the simplest point is that science (generally) investigates How ?
and Vedanta investigates Why ? Though of course, one set of anwers leads to
Michael - PraNAms
Not sure if the above statement is correct either. Vedanta points to us- from vyavahaarika to paramaarthika - from relative to absolute- the process of how and why have to be transcended along with cause-effect relations in 'going' from one to the other, since it is not a process that can be definable in terms of why or how, since descriptions falls short - yatho vaacho nivartante apraapya manasaa saha - the words and the mind cannot reach there.
The transition is discontinuous; hence Shankara aptly calls that anirvacaniiyam, inexplicable - yet absolutely real.
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