[Advaita-l] Eka jiva vada and nana jiva vada.
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 15:56:16 CDT 2013
On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:
> In waking if I imagine a hare horns in my
> mind I can say it is not real.
In every imagination, especially of objects, there is a picture/form of
that object that also comes up in the mind. What form does the imagination
of 'hare's horn' have in the mind? One can imagine/recollect only what is
already seen/experienced before. We have seen cow/buffalo/ram/rhino/deer
horns and not hare's horn. We can distinguish between those horns even if
they lie separated from those animals. But what form does the memory carry
for a hare's horn?
So, in the waking you can at best hear/read or recall to the mind the
idea/concept of 'hare's horn', I mean just the words and no object. And
along with that is there the thinking about the impossibility of it too.
One can surely have such a thinking in the dream too since we have
read/discussed/thought of the concept of hare's horn in the waking.
On an aside, I would like to know who are shringi and bhringi in relation
to Shivaloka? Is there any description of this horned entity in the
puranas or other literature?
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