[Advaita-l] Fwd: Atman, Ever the Present
narayana145 at yahoo.co.in
Mon Dec 5 11:14:14 EST 2022
Dear Sri Kaushik Chevendra,
Your reply has no bearing upon my questions.Whatever has to be accepted as truth only when verified in one's ownanuBava.
How have you accepted that What Sri Shankara has said is a truth,
not something born out from speculation?Please convince me.
With respectful regards,Sreenivasa Murthy
On Monday, 5 December, 2022 at 04:01:54 pm GMT, Kaushik Chevendra <chevendrakaushik at gmail.com> wrote:
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
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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