[Advaita-l] Rtam and Satyam

Anand N anand.natampalli at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 16:10:35 EDT 2022


Thank you all for your inputs. I think this doubt is cleared.

Om Namo Narayanaya,

On Fri, 1 Jul 2022 at 16:55, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste,
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2022 at 6:13 PM Anand N via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Bhaskarji gave an example where Satyam is Parmarthika  and Rtam is
> > Vyavaharika.
> > Subbuji gave an example where Satyam is the practical aspect and Rtam is
> > the potential aspect of truth.
> > Are these not contradictory?
> > Could anyone please clarify.
> >
> I hope this doesn't end up confusing like the other thread! I've always
> found satya as truth whereas Rta as fact quite appropriate, and better
> understood through an explanation that our Acharyaji gave perhaps in the
> context of the same Taittiriya mantra that Subbuji quoted: if someone asks
> you for information regarding something and you express it as you know it
> in your understanding, that is satya. Rta is how that something is
> regardless of whether your information was right or wrong. If it was right,
> then satya and Rta are in sync. If it is not, then  your statement is still
> satya, but it is not Rta. Elsewhere, satyam vachmi, Rtam vachmi is also to
> say that not only do I state what is true as I know (without twisting
> words), but it is also a fact.
> gurupAdukAbhyAm,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
> That, owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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