[Advaita-l] Does Brahman know?

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 03:30:31 CST 2010

About Turiya they say Kevalam Asti Iti Vaktum Sakyam. We can say only
It is. Knowing something is only at Vyavahara level because there
should be knower and known thing. In Turiya Avastha there is only One
thing There is no knower and no known thing also. There is nothing to
know. Any comments?



On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM, srikanta <srikanta at nie.ac.in> wrote:
> With reference to the above topic,the Sruthis and the smrtis say that
> "Brahman is all knowing"."Drstaram drste viparilopo na vidyate",there is
> no "lopa"or mitigation for one who is all knowing.The Brahman has been
> categorised as ,the "Drk",with which all things become known.It is like
> the electric current,which cannot be seen by eyes,but,whose presence can
> be felt.
> The description of the "Turiya"in the Mandukyopanishad,negates all the
> conceptions of the "Vaishwanara"of the Jagrt state,the "Taijasa" of the
> svapna state and finally the "Prajna"of the sushupti state.The fourth
> state is "amatra","avyavaharyah",but nowhere the Upanishad says it is not
> knowing.It is "Suryavat prakashah".
>                                                         N.Srikanta.
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