[Advaita-l] "VEDA IS NO MORE veda "
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Thu Mar 1 21:10:49 EST 2018
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:09 AM, Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> The vedas are a pramANa, a means of knowledge. When will a pramANa be a
> pramANa? If there is a knower, who uses the pramANa to know the known. What
> do the Veda's ultimately reveal? That Brahman is the only reality. That is,
> apart from Brahman, there is nothing. What is Brahman? It is the jIva
> himself. Thus apart from the essence of the jIva, there is nothing else.
> Everything that appears, is that essence, the jIva's svarUpa. Thus once
> this is known- the knower, the known and the means of knowledge are all
> understood as Brahman, and nothing else. Therefore, because there is
> nothing further to be known, and because the division of the one Brahman
> into a knower, known and the means of knowledge is revealed to be unreal,
> the Veda is no more veda.
A beautiful summary of the Adhyasa Bhashya. Of course the original question
by Ms Kalpana Mansi did not include the reference for her question: the
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 'vedaah na vedaah', which is a teaching of the
deep sleep state which was taken up as an analogy for the liberated state.
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 12:10 PM, KALPANA MANSI via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Pranam to all.
> > I am reading a book entitled "Vedanta Sangraha of
> > Ramaraya Kavi " the essential of Vedanta, which edited by prof., R.
> > Balasubramanian Sir & S. Revathy Mam. this book is mostly similar to
> > Sankaracharya Philosophy, for which/ he is known as Avinavb Sankara.In
> > introduction Part, he discussed in the context of nature and work of
> > where he discussed " one who is ignorant of the truth need pramana, and
> > not one has already known the truth. to one who has realised
> > which is real (satyam), the Veda is no more Veda, as declared by the
> > Upanisad. " this sentence, I didn't understand please narrate it briefly.
> > Thank you
> > pranam to all.
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