[Advaita-l] Apaurusheyatva of Vedas.

श्रीमल्ललितालालितः lalitaalaalitah at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 05:46:11 CDT 2011

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On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 15:25, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Jaldhar Vyas prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Sri Vyas prabhuji :
> No more than the claim "The Republic of India became independant in 1947"
> requires faith.  I wasn't there.  It could all be a big lie but
> trustworthy people say they were there and confirm it.
> >  I dont think testimony of 'AptavAkya' would be the authority to prove
> aparusheyatva.

He was not even trying for that.
He was only suggesting that words are pramANa.

 This again, unlike '1947 independence' which has been well
> documented apart from eye witnesses, warrants a further verification with
> another pramANa.  For example, if some 'Apta-s'( who we trust)  say there
> is some celestial being playing chess with a villager on the other side of
> the world, the truth of the statement would have to be ascertained by
> actual perception or some other means of right knowledge.  Otherwise it
> would remain as 'belief' in aptA-s and conviction that they wont say
> anything wrong...IMHO, this is nothing but mere 'faith' in the words of
> someone who we deeply respect & trust & taking their words about the
> unknown & unverifiable issues without any verification.

See refutation of prAmANya-paratastvavAdam.

> so, prabhuji,  vedas' aparusheyatva  is the currency which is floating
> within tradition ??


>  Can this belief system within paraMpara would
> withstand the 'logical' attacks of outsiders to prove otherwise??


> What
> would be the justification we provide to prove aparusheyatva of veda-s to
> outsiders, who would like to take this issue & debate outside the
> restricted traditional circle??

If debating person has any view about pramANa-s, prAmANyam, shabda, etc.,
that will be refuted first.

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