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

Mahesh Ursekar mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 08:33:01 CDT 2010


Two objections to 2.
a. That Atman transcends all concepts & qualities is a view
b. Why is it necessary that 'The Truth' requires Atman to be what Advaita
claims? Maybe it is a 'mayavadi delusion'.

And b. is the reason I asked my original question - please see my reply to
Sri Subrahmanian's reply to see what I mean.

Regards, Mahesh

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rkmurthy at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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