[Advaita-l] Accepting Possibility of Error in Sastras

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 04:13:22 CST 2012

Is Shruti the ultimate authority on unseen or even on seen. For example,
the result if a yajna is to be known from Shruti only. But the structure of
cosmos described in smrti shastras and can also be known through pratyaksha
and anumana. On such matters, we see shastras and science provide
contradictory views. In such cases, what should be taken as satya?

On Friday, December 28, 2012, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> I would like to know the opinion of the traditional scholars as they
> know best how our acharyas react to reason that contradicts shastras.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> reasoning should be in line with shruti (shrutyanugraheeta tarka), so
> traditional stand is that whatever shruti says is ultimate satya.
> Reasoning needs to be carried out in accordance with shruti.  We should
> not evaluation shruti siddhAnta with dry logic.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
> PS :  cannot write much, year end pressure at office.

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