[Advaita-l] World is mind alone: Shankara

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 07:40:48 EDT 2017

Indeed sir. My response was not to your questions. I addressed only the
external condition that you imposed upon any attempt to answer your

If you could show how one could stay within your condition of using "facts
experienced by all" and still talk about whether there is only one mind or
any, that will be highly appreciated.


On Jul 31, 2017 10:56 PM, "sreenivasa murthy" <narayana145 at yahoo.co.in>

Dear Sri Vidyasankar,
    I thank you for your kind response to my posting. I have a feeling that
the reply has no bearing upon the questions at all.

With respectful namaskars,
Sreenivasa Murthy.

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*Subject:* Re: [Advaita-l] World is mind alone: Shankara

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 9:43 AM, sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

Dear Friends,   Clarification for the following questions is requested
:     (1) Does the mind exist prior to the appearance of the world?     (2)
If the world is mind only , then why there is distinction and difference
between mind
          and matter which is perceptible?     (3) Do the mind and the
world appear simulteneously?    ( 4) If the world is mind only then this
doctrine comes under the category of IDEALISM,
          is it not so?  I have a request :the replies should be facts
which can be verified by all. PLEASE,NO QUOTATIONS FROM OLD TEXTS LIKE

The requirement of "verification of facts by all" presupposes the mind,
does it not? Not only one mind, it presupposes the presence and independent
operation of multiple minds, does it not?

How can your questions be answered impartially then?

Best regards,

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