[Advaita-l] Why should Brahman be without form or attributes?
srirudra at vsnl.com
Mon Jun 18 07:57:49 CDT 2012
Dear Sri Suresh
Advaitam means there is no other object otherthan Brahman.Sarvam
Brahmameva.If it is admitted that Brahman had attributes,forms etc it will
mean there is objectification.That is you and Brahman become different which
is not the case as per Advaitha.It may become Vishishtadvaitham or
Dwaitham.Hence advaitha sticks to nirgunopasana of Brahman.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: "Suresh" <mayavaadi at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [Advaita-l] Why should Brahman be without form or attributes?
> Let's say Brahman has form and attributes. In what way would it affect
> advaita? Why can't advaita still be right even if we admit Brahman to be
> saguna only and not nirguna? Is this nirguna concept indispensable?
> I can understand concepts like maya, avidya etc. as indispensable - they
> explain the wrong identification of self with not self, duality in this
> world, and so on. But I don't see how advaita would collapse by rejecting
> nirguna brahman concept.
> Please remember ... this thread isn't about whether nirguna concept is
> right or wrong (so please don't post a thousand posts on that and digress)
> but whether advaita would still be right without it.
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