[Advaita-l] Does Brahman Know?

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 29 13:01:32 CST 2010

May I make a suggestions, Can we look at it this way. The Flour came originally from the elements and the Idli also will return finally to the elements, through the several intermediate steps. 


Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Mon, 11/29/10, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Does Brahman Know?
To: "Advaita List" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Monday, November 29, 2010, 8:10 AM

> Sri Vidyasankar, noted your general "answer". Our svarupa is determined
> through sastras which is known through a sampradaya before personal
> realization. Before realization, one can definitely have sraddha (strong or
> weak) but this sraddha is only a mental modification subject to further
> change. Now, according to advaita, we are all flour. But according to
> bhedAbheda, we are all of course flour but also idli, dosai, idli

Your svarUpa is your svarUpa. It is not determined by anything
else. All that SAstra does is to reveal it to you. It cannot
change it. No amount of SAstra or erroneous interpretation of
SAstra can assert something and thereby change the true nature
of any thing.
For flour to become idli or dosa or something else, some external
action is required on it - addition of water, the cooking process,
the cook, etc. When flour is all that truly is, whence the idli?
Similarly, yatra tv asya sarvam AtmaivAbhUt ... ... I suggest that
you need a very basic grounding in the SAstras before jumping into
more complex questions of interpretation. 
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