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Understanding the concept of Brahman is very difficult. Even devatas and sages don't know completely about him. BG 10.2: Neither celestial gods nor the great sages know my origin. I am the source from which the gods and great seers come. Now your question is how can Iswara be all pervading in the non living things? Mundaka Upanishad I-i-6: (By the higher ...


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Namaskarm, So let's take one by one with examples: What is Brahman, is it awareness or reality? Is Brahman a singularity or Infinity? So let's start with a contradiction, Brahman is “The Singularity” whose luminance is addressed as Pāramātma, for example: if Sun is Brahman the luminance that reaches us in the form of heat and light is Pāramātma. It is this ...


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Vedas and vedic samhitas mention mahakavyas asas Itihaas and Purana. As clouds of smoke proceed by themselves out of a lighted fire kindled with damp fuel, thus, verily, O Maitreyî, has been breathed forth from this great Being what we have as Rig-veda, Yagur-veda, Sama-veda, Atharvâṅgirasas, Itihâsa (legends), Purâna (cosmogonies), Vidyâ (knowledge), the ...


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Vedas don't address Mahavakyas specifically. But they speak indirectly. They recognize Atman and Paramathma and speak that Purusha alone became all beings and knowing that Purusha bestows Moksha. Hiraṇya-garbha is the golden germ which enters into creation after the first act of the creator. Hiraṇya-garbha has within itself the seeds of all things – the ...


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Deep sleep is merely the absence of mental objects, and that in itself says nothing about the "universe". Our experience of the universe in the waking state isn't "unreal", it is transient and dependent upon Brahman.


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Here is the answer from Ramana Maharshi For same Question D:Neither do I deny the world’s existence while I am asleep. It has been existing all the while. If during my sleep I did not see it, others who are not sleeping saw it. M:To say you existed while asleep, was it necessary to call in the evidence of others so as to ...


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The power of maya is temporarily superior to the Jiva's understanding...to the jiva-state of Brahman. Once the Jiva fully, thoroughly realizes his true nature as Brahman, the power of maya to cause ignorance is defeated or overcome.


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Beautiful answers and here is a more detailed answer. I guess you are aware of the background in which Maharshi Quotes(Wrote on a Paper)these words. At the outset, when Bhagavan left home, his family tried to trace him, but failed. Only some years later they discovered him at Tiruvannamalai. The Mother, not yet ripe to renounce the world and join him, went ...


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There are no upadhis in Brahman. Upadhis appear to create division because of avidya. Space inside pot and outside pot is relative to where you stand. Further, there is no difference in space at any level even if there is a pot. It is only your sensory perception or avidya that induces the division. Panchadasi-2.20 and 21. There are three bhedas: svagata ...


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Shankaracharya said in the 20th verse of Brahmajnanavalimala ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापरः । अनेन वेद्यं सच्छास्त्रमिति वेदान्तडिण्डिमः ॥ २०॥ Brahma Satyam Jagan Mithya Jivo Brahmaiva Na Aparah Brahman (the Absolute) is alone real; the world is mithya; Jiva is non-different from Brahman. The problem arises because mithya is translated as ...


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Who says that one can't be a Advaitavadin & a Vaishnava together ? Âdi Shankaracharya had written commentaries of Vishnu Sahasranâma & Bhagavadgîtâ. Srîdhara Svami, the first commentator of the Srimad Bhâgavatam & Vishnu Purâna, was the disciple of an Advaita monk named Paramânanda Purî. Madhusûdana Sarasvatî, a renowned Advaita scholar who ...


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Three types of meanings are typically accepted for Sanskrit words. Here is a discussion of the three types of meanings by Sri Satyanarayana Das Babaji in his commentary on Śrī Jīva Goswami's Bhagavat Sandarbha, Anuccheda 98: “All literature, including the Veda, is composed of words. Every Sanskrit word (pada) has a meaning (artha), and there is a relation ...


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/However, I want to know what Gaudiya Vaishnavas say about this. I know Gaudiya Vaishnavas believe in an impersonal Brahman which unlike Advaita, is simply effulgence of Krishna's body. So do Yogis who attain Kaivalya merge into the impersonal Brahman too according to Gaudiya Vaishnavism? Or do they simply attain Goloka or Vaikuntha or some other inferior ...


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http://mayavadadarpanam.blogspot.com/2006/05/introduction-to-madhwacharyas-work.html Here is a long blog. Also, about Upadhi 'dividing', the division/dividing is not real. It is impossible to bring about any division in Brahman. Yet, an appearance of such a division is caused by maya. That is why Maya is called 'aghaTita ghaTanA paTeeyasee.' - that which ...


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The phrase "Be silent" is a loose translation. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi in Tamil said "Summa Iru" This should be translated to "Be still" Bhagavan says that one should be still [in mind] and when there is stillness, one abides in the Self-Luminous Self (Brahman). Here, the term ordainer refers to Ishvara, the Saguna Brahman, and ...


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Yes, there are answers to Shri Madhwacharya's Mayavada Khandana and Upadhi Khandana given by Advaita scholars. For example, in the Vakyartha vidwat sadas of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham held every year, scholars debate various philosophies and discuss why Advaita is tenable. In 2008, the refutation of Mayavada Khandana was provided. See the site containing ...


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