[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Upanishads deny any absolute form for Brahman

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 03:16:49 CST 2016

Dear Sada ji,

Pranams.  What I meant by the word 'absolute' is an equivalent of the
Sanskrit compound word used for this: niyata-rūpam (not nitya rupam). That
means: a form that is native to Brahman, that does not change.


On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 1:39 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Subbuji - PraNAms
> First the statements and explanations are very clear.
> I was however intrigued by the title. - absolute and form - and for
> Brahman.
> Both absolute and form are from the relative. One cannot say absolute when
> there is no relative. Brahman being Brahman (infinite-ness) there is
> neither absolute nor relative in or for Brahman - and one cannot even use
> in or for etc any vibhakti too. Hence the real statement is - yato vaacho
> nivartante apraapya manasaa saha. or na vaak gacchati na manaH - the speech
> and the mind return back without describing Brahman.

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