[Advaita-l] Advaita and Madhyamika Buddhism

Venkatraghavan S agnimile at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 07:30:53 CDT 2016

Namaste Sri Bhaskar ji,
I can see this developing into a big discussion :), so let us agree to
disagree and call it a day.

On 19 Sep 2016 1:24 p.m., "Bhaskar YR" <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> The meaning of antya pramANa is more profound than that sir. The bhAshya
> of the yaa nishaa sloka goes into it a bit. What it means is that after
> jnAna, the very pramAtritvam of the pramAta is destroyed. Hence there is no
> more pramANa for such a one.
> Ø   My doubt is not about the status pramANa after jnana, atra veda aveda
> applicable for the jnAni.  What about the pramANa of the shurti as antya
> prior to this jnana when any paurusheya text doing the same work of
> apaurusheya shruti??
> Also I didn't say that any text can do so. I said that any text that is
> based on the veda, taught by a guru.
> Ø     That is fine.  That means any text in any language which is based
> on veda/vedAnta’s teaching is enough for guru to teach brahma jnana to his
> shishya.  Again does it not mean that shruti cannot always be a source text
> for doing the brahma jignAsa??
> Reading a novel that has the hero saying I am Brahman, does not count :)
> Ø   Why I am not able to understand!!??  ‘Aham brahmAsmi’ is not one of
> the mahAvAkya-s of vedAnta??  If the hero declaring the Upanishad satya in
> this novel why cannot it be a pramANa for the guru to teach this satya to
> his shishya??  For that matter, as you know,  even in the Upanishad itself
> we have allegories like this J
> As I told Chandramouliji, I presented my views. You are welcome to
> disagree.
> Ø   Kindly don’t think I am disagreeing with anyone, just thinking aloud
> about the status of shruti as untya pramANa when somany alternative
> paurusheya texts doing the job of shruti.  You can ignore this, if it is an
> untraditional way of thinking.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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