[Advaita-l] On rationality; was "Vedas are not apauresheya according to the Vedas ?"
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jan 22 05:48:42 CST 2013
It is precisely because one habitually experiences and defines
onself in terms of the not-self that the vast majority of people need
something called Sruti.
Humble sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
But, IMHO, that shruti need not be necessarily should carry the tag of
apaurusheyatva always when this status is still open and has different
interpretations among different schools of thought. For that matter today
majority of people donot have the adhikAra to pursue their sAdhana in veda
mArga due to restrictions based on varNa. So, those who donot have
vedAdhikAra but eager to get mOksha (ofcourse, every one will have
mOkshAdhikAra irrespective of their caste and creed) can still get that
paramArtha jnAna through 'paurusheya' smruti & purANa-s. In this
scenario, for mOksha/jnAna shruti is not an indispensable ultimate
pramANa/ requisite. Sri Subramanian prabhuji, sometime back, argued this
point and emphasized that an uttama adhikAri can/would get this Atma jnAna
just by reading even a novel which asserts 'ekatva'. So, shruti as a
sacred text irrespective of whether it has author (s) or otherwise would
still serve the purpose for the sAdhaka-s (vaidika-s) in veda mArga. And
likewise texts like smruti & other paurusheya texts too would serve the
same purpose for those who donot have adhikAra to study the veda-s.
Do we have any problem if we approach veda-s in this way prabhuji?? kindly
Your Humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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