[Advaita-l] About the term in 'Ishwara' in Advaita - a brief note

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Apr 4 07:12:09 CDT 2012

On Wed, 4 Apr 2012, rajaramvenk at gmail.com wrote:

> If the position is Brahman, although homogeneous, includes everything, 
> then the term nirIshwara would be incorrect. But as everything including 
> Ishwara is unreal, your Brahman excludes everything.

No because if you accept Brahman is hmogoneous but includes everything 
there is nothing else to exclude.

> When you worship, you have to know at the back of your mind that this is 
> unreal.

Not me.  When I worship it is with one-pointed concentration on Bhagavan 
in the front of my mind and in the back.  But then my bhakti is not 
defective like the Vaishnavas. :)

> The only thing you accept as real is the limitation you impose on the 
> Lord.

Ishvara is not being singled out.  He is in the same position as any other 
vyavaharic entity. But it is by knowing Ishwara one learns this.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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