[Advaita-l] The Human aspect of Jnanis - 5 (Concluded)

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 05:15:43 CDT 2010

I will attempt some answers to your queries:

On 22 July 2010 12:45, Mahesh Ursekar <mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com> wrote:
<<if both Sankaracharya & Madhavacharya were self-realized souls, why do
 they have different views on reality?>>

There can be two answers to the above:

1. Madhvacharya (as an aside, it is Madhva and not Madhava) was not
self-realized (in an advaitic sense)

2. This one is more difficult to understand, but strictly speaking
Advaita is not a view. Other schools that have a view (that the Atman
is such and such), whereas Advaita imposes no view on what the Atman
is. Since the Atman in Advaita-Vedanta transcends qualities and
limitations (space-wise, time-wise, object-wise, etc), it is
trans-conceptual and there can be no view on what the Atman is. Hence,
as Gaudapada says, Advaita is avirodha to all other schools which have
a view on what the Atman is.

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