[Advaita-l] Fwd: Atman, Ever the Present

Kaushik Chevendra chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 11:01:38 EST 2022

Namaste sir

> Can that be established as a fact?

If Shruthi is accepted as a pramana then ist already an established fact

Have you cognized this within yourself by yourself?Or simply you have
> accepted because Sri Shankara has told?

Assuming that shri Shankaracharya was a realised soul and taught the true
meaning of veda it can verily be accepted just because acharya has said it.
Because for jnana of Atman to dawn, strong belief in shastra and guru vakya
is mandated which later leads to shravan and manana.
As the strong faith in guru vakya is a prerequisite for the realisation of
Atman, the problem with your question is evident.

Some body may question you like this.How are you going to explain and
> convince him that this is a fact?

If one accepts veda pramana then there is no need to "convince" him about
the Shruthi vakya. If not, it's a waste of time to convince him as such
realisation doesn't come without manana of Shruthi vakya

Namo narayana

> A reply from you is requested and the answer shouldbe based on common
> experience of all of us.Thanking you.With respectful namaskars,Sreenivasa
> Murthy


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