[Advaita-l] 'Ishwaro'ham' and 'IshwarabhAvaH'

Dr D Bharadwaj dr.d.bharadwaj at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 03:09:32 CDT 2013

Very true. Our system is based on certain unquestionable vaidika pramanas
that are more important than people, logic, eloquence, argumentative skills
and intellectual brilliance...on either side of a discussion.

One line of right pramana quoted in favor of a point could convince and
convert more opposing postures than a hundred arguments, reasonings and


Dr. D. Bharadwaj

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM, balagopal ramakrishnan <rbalpal at yahoo.co.in
> wrote:

> >>>RV: There are four questions that you
> should ask yourself or your teacher. If the answer is yes to any one of
> them
> you should answer no to the the last question. I may seem rudehere but am.
> Our
> system is based on pramanas. Principles are more important than people.
> 1. Is the lord's
> body made of five elements?
> 2. Is the lord's body
> made of subtle elements?
> 3. Is the Lord actually
> embodied as we are?
> 4. Is there a real
> relationship between the Lord and His body?
> 5. Am I an advaitin?
> The understanding I
> gathered is that the Lord 'descended' and I 'fell'. e.g I slipped and fell
> in
> the well.Another got down to save me. 'His' cause is 'knowledge', mine is
> 'ignorance'. 'He' has a
> purpose - to save/guide/mentor. Mine is for 'vasanakshayam'.Lord
> shortchanged
> the subtle and gross unlike me to appear. I see him embodied  because of
> my ignorance. When the body of the Lord is an appearance (due to my
> ignorance)
> what relationship can one cast!
> Regards
> Balagopal
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