[Advaita-l] Apaurusheyatva of Veda
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Sep 13 05:17:18 CDT 2011
All I was trying to convey was that the mahAvAkya cannot be a first time
discovery by somebody.
> Ofcourse, I would agree that tattva that mahAvAkya convey cannot be a
new discovery by somebody, But is there any problem if we say, 'vAkya'
that which explaining the 'tattva' must be having a linguistic origination
at some point of time by someone who is 'perfect' to see & realize this
tattva and capable enough to word it.
The case of vAmadeva is sometimes cited by pUrvapakShin-s as a case of
liberation without mahAvAkya shravaNa. An advaitin would answer that such
liberation is not possible. vAmadeva would have heard the mahAvAkya either
in a previous janma or while still in his mother's womb.
> That is OK, I dont have any issue in accepting that his current janma's
jnAna is the result of his previous janma's vedAdhyayana. But this does
not mean what he learnt in his previous janma is necessarily a aparusheya
veda text. As you know, veda itself talking about vAmadeva and his
realization in mother's womb.
The pramANatvam of smRti grantha-s is derived from the shruti.
> Yes, we consider shruti as antya pramANa..but how does it prove that
shruti is unauthored texts??
Also, I was only addressing the issue of apauruSheyatva within the context
of what is essential for advaita-vedAnta.
> My question still remain, does this apaurusheyatva tag is indispensable
to hold veda as valid antima pramANa??
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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