[Advaita-l] Animals can get Jnana?

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 05:30:35 CDT 2014

Animals are devoid of discriminating faculty.They do not know what is good and what is bad.Doing some acts of intelligence does not mean they can become jnanies.R.Krishnamoorthy.

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> On 17-Apr-2014, at 10:02 am, ara Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste
> Jai Hanuman.
> I was discussing with my friend. He asked Can Animals have Jnana? I said
> animals cannot generally have Jnana because they have no intellect to
> reflect on Who am I? But Hanuman is Kapeeshwara belonging to Ape family. He
> is a Jnani.
> Chimpanzees can play chess and do a lot of intellectual activities.
> Probably they can be taught to think like humans. Is it true the Apes can
> have Jnana like humans if they try? But other animals cannot?
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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