[Advaita-l] Sastra's Ability To Remove Ignorance

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 02:38:34 CDT 2012

On 18 June 2012 12:58,  <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
<< My question is how can sastras have a positive knowledge of Brahman
so that they can teach us what is and not Brahman?>>

It is quite simple, really.

brahman is to be known as oneself, the Atman. There is no "positive"
knowledge of brahman other than as oneself. A study of
Atma-anAtma-viveka followed by a study of standard mahAvAkya vichAra
through bhAga-tyAga-laxaNa should clarify such questions.

One should also look carefully at the method of adhyAropa-apavAda.
Negation is always of something that has been previously
super-imposed. Ultimately, one arrives at that which is non-negatable
(the Atman), and knows brahman to be none other than the non-negatable

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