[Advaita-l] Something to ponder over

D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ dvnsarma at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 17:28:38 CDT 2012

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:

> PraNAms
> Most of the life forms are conscious of their environment or at least
> programed to do so for survival.
> Only in the higher life forms there is a development of self-consious and
> is developed maximum in the human. Becuase of self-consciousness, man
> commits errors about himself.

This self -consciousness (ego) is supposed to be the problem according to
our Advaita and we are asked to get rid of it.
So it is nothing we can be proud of.

> Yes existence of any inert is established by the knowledge its existence
> while existence of consciousness is self-proven in all life forms since
> they need to be conscious of their environment for their survival. Being
> conscious of x is different from being self-conscious or conscious of
> oneself. In vishishtadvaita they differentiate these two as one is dharma
> bhuuta jnaanam and the other as dharmi jnaanam.
> Hari Om!
> Sadananda
> > The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself. There is the
> > existence of the universe and there is the existence of the awareness of
> > existence of the universe. Were it not for this awareness, even if the
> > universe existed as an external reality, we would not be aware of its
> > existence, so it would for all practical purpose not exist.
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