[Advaita-l] nAstika mata (bauddha mata) khaNDana in rAmAyaNa

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat Apr 30 23:57:08 CDT 2011

On Sat, 30 Apr 2011, Sunil Bhattacharjya wrote:

> "Anguttara Nikaya- Acintita Sutta" in Buddhism does speak about the 
> inconceivable (acintiya) areas and that any discussion on them will only 
> result in madness.   Another equivalent of this word is 
> "Anirvachaniya",  with which the Advaitins are familiar. Should we stii 
> dub Lord Buddha's silence on the topic of God as Nastika Mata?.

Didn't we just go over this recently?  Maya is anirvachaniya.  Brahman can 
be known through the shastras.  Bauddhas either don't agree or refuse to 
say if Brahman can be known.  This makes them nastikas.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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