[Advaita-l] Veda-s & its apaurusheyatva
brahmasatyam at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 23:28:18 CDT 2009
You may be able to reconcile such details in the Veda by taking them to be
anuvada (restatement). The vedas serve as a pramana only to those
revelations that are beyond the ken of sensory data (pratyaksha anumanadi
pramanas). We can easily view matters that deal with things we already know
of as anuvada and those that are eulogistic as arthavada. Therefore the
apaureshatva of the vedas are not shaken by anuvada.
2009/9/1 Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
> Hare Krishna
> One of my cybernet friends, expressed his observation on vedas'
> aparusheyatva. I'd like to get the clarification on this from the learned
> prabhuji-s of this forum. Here is his observation :
> // quote //
> What puzzled me was that the veda also had intimate knowledge of the
> names,culture,topography etc of a very small place in the universe called
> bhArata-varsha. This was proof to me that veda was "authored" by Indians!
> Had it been unauthored and eternal, it will likely not show affinity
> towards India will it? Why do you think veda has no names like John and
> Peter? Why do you think it makes no reference to places such as Europe and
> Africa? Why do you think it talks of ganga and sarasvati and not of Nile
> or Amazon which are even bigger rivers? The proper nouns in the veda are
> specific to our culture and it is the proof that it is not eternal and
> unauthored. Veda as knowledge is eternal but as a text it appears to be a
> divinely inspired content in accordance with place and time in which it
> was revealed. If veda were to be revealed in another galaxy in another
> planet how will they make sense of the names
> in it? Obviously, if the veda is revealed there, its spiritual content
> will be the same, but not the textual content.
> // unquote //
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> PS : I've taken his concurrence to cross post his mail to other forum &
> I've marked a copy of this mail to him also.
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