[Advaita-l] What is 'aprAkRta' ?
Dr. Yadu Moharir
ymoharir at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 2 08:31:54 CDT 2011
All this is because we love to operate between "pariShakaara & samanvaya:" while ignoring the pratyaksha,
Just like, scholars keep discussing and concentrating "paraa", "maddhyamaa" & paShyanti", while totally ignoring the "vaikhari"; thus they never become "ONE (advaya)" with the meaning that was possibly conveyed through the speech (viakhari)..
What good has come out of ignoring the historical connection with the Western regions of Afghanistan, as Indians classified the inhabitants of the entire region as melcchha and vraatyaa's !? My apologies to the list if this falls beyond the narrow focus of this list.
From: Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com>
To: Dr. Yadu Moharir <ymoharir at yahoo.com>; A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] What is 'aprAkRta' ?
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Dr. Yadu Moharir <ymoharir at yahoo.com> wrote:
>After kR^iSWhNaa's antyasa.mskara while trying to escort his family, arjuna could not defend and
>protect kRiShNaa's family and most of his wives went to abhira willingly. This is found in the mausala parva of mahaabhaarata.
>RV: I know it is addressed to Sri Bhaskar and apologies for my inappropriateness in asking this. According to the translation on sacredtexts site, they were forcibly carried away. If we read it with what Vyasa said, they died and not live with Abhiras willingly. "In my very sight, O Brahmana, thousands of Vrishni ladies were carried away by the Abhiras of the country of the five waters, who assailed us." Vyasa said, "The mighty car-warriors of the Vrishni and the Andhaka races have all been consumed by the Brahmana’s curse. O chief of Kuru’s race, it behoveth thee not to grieve for their destruction."
If you disagree, please quote the original. Also, please note Mahabharata has layers of text on top of Jayabharatham.
Krishna even runs away from the battlefiled (ha ha) but it does not make His body prakrta. It is aprakrta.
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