[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is brahman !!??

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 20:51:06 CDT 2016

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:07 AM, Ranjit V <vranjit49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is as if to say that an Advaitin is Incapable to discern at all. It
> is as if to say he/she eats mud instead of food.


Actually, a blogger did make a similar comment/objection about Advaita


//(ii) If everything and everyone is actually Brahman(God), then why should
one not consume excreta? After all, excreta is also Brahman(God) in
accordance with your views.//

My reply to that, in that blogger's comments area, can also be seen just
above that.


>   Original Message
> From: Srinath Vedagarbha via Advaita-l
> Sent: Wednesday 23 March 2016 11:37 PM
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> Reply To: Srinath Vedagarbha
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is
> brahman !!??
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:07 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Thus, as per the above verse, which Sri Vidyaranya is only quoting, I
> > suppose, those who hold
> >
> > māyā (the world, that is its effect) to be real are 'laukika-s'.
> >
> >
> By concluding so, the author of above assertion is already under the spell
> of mAya, for he is seeing "difference" and posting real distinction between
> 'laukikAs' and not so laukikAs. This difference is not possible unless
> oneself is laukika himself.
> To come out of this problem, I guess, one need not make such distinction;
> or make the distinction but not hold difference is undesirable.
> /sv
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