[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: Question about Consciousness

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 08:40:00 EST 2017

Kartik Ji,

Reg  <<1)How does Shankara define Consciousness? >>,

Consciousness/Chaitanyam is synonymous with Brahman/Atman. For
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definition, you could refer to verses 4/5 of IshAvAsyOpanishad or
 BruhadAranyaka Upanishad chapters 3-4 ( UshastHa BrahmaNa) and 3-5 (KahOla
BrAhmaNa). There are any number of other places as well.

Reg  << 2)Is Consciousness present in the three gunas of prakriti, viz,
Sattva/Rajasic/Tamasic. >>,

the three gunas of prakriti, viz,
Sattva/Rajasic/Tamasic derive their qualities or strengths from
Consciousness only.


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