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Śabda needs to be rejected when it doesn't sit well with Anumāna. From Yoga-Vāsiṣṭha: api pauruṣamādeyaṃ śāstraṃ cedyuktibodhakam | anyattvārṣamapi tyājyaṃ bhāvyaṃ nyāyyaikasevinā || 2.18.2 || Even human compositions are acceptable when they are instructive of good sense; otherwise the Vedas also are to be renounced (as unreliable); because men ...


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External objects seen in both the dream and waking world are unreal alike. This is what I assume OP needs the proof for. स्वप्नवृत्तावपि त्वन्तश्चेतसा कल्पितं त्वसत् । बहिश्चेतोगृहीतं सद्दृष्टं वैतथ्यमेतयोः ॥ ९ ॥ जाग्रद्वृत्तावपि त्वन्तश्चेतसा कल्पितंत्वसत् । बहिश्चेतो गृहीतं सद्युक्तं वैतथ्यमेतयोः ॥ १० ॥ -Mandukya Karika 2.9-2.10 ...


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The term Advaita refers to its idea that the true self, Atman, is the same as the highest metaphysical Reality (Brahman). Earliest reference to Advaita can be traced to Rig Veda Hymn X.72 and in Satapada Brahmana 6:1:1:5. While in Rig Veda it was mentioned as Aditi and Daksha and in Satapada Brahmana it is was mentioned as Prajapati and AGNI. Coming to ...


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Your Jivatman(Soul) is like a spark of Paramatman(Supersoul). The Jivatma has three layers - in order, The Causal(Karana) sharira(Body) which is inside Sukshma(Linga or Subtle body) sharira which is again inside your physical body called Sthula Sharira. When the Jivatman attains self-realization then it remembers that it is part of the Paramatman. More ...


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The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Explaining Maya of Vedanta and swatantra of Pratyabhijna (independence of recognition), Sri Bhagavan said: The Vedantins say that Maya is the sakti of illusion premised in Siva. Maya has no independent existence. Having brought out the illusion of the world as real, she continues ...


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Rig Veda I.164.20 says Two Birds with fair wings, knit with bonds of friendship, in the same sheltering tree have found a refuge. One of the twain eats the sweet Fig-tree's fruitage; the other eating not regardeth only. The 2 birds mentioned, in esoteric sense, in the above mantra, are God and Individual soul in every being - 2 birds on the same tree....


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Atman never loses its self awareness. You have the wrong idea. There's no material body in first place, then how can Atman acquire body consciousness? न निरोधो न चोत्पत्तिर्न बद्धो न च साधकः । न मुमुक्षुर्न वै मुक्त इत्येषा परमार्थता ॥ ३२ ॥ There is no dissolution, no birth, none in bondage, none aspiring for wisdom, no seeker of liberation and ...


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I have answered similar questions earlier also. No doubt, Atman is infinite and beginnless, so Can there be any beginning or ending of infinite? Chandogya Upanishad 5.1.1 ॐ । पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते । पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ ॐ खं ब्रह्म । खं पुराणम्; वायुरं खम् इति ह स्माह कौरव्यायणीपुत्रः; वेदो'यं ब्राह्मणा विदुः; ...


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Brahman doesn't appear in Maya in Advaita. Brahman is never changing.It's formless.Maya is actually Power of Brahman.That power is neither different or indifferent from Brahman.Simply indescribable. Brahman prevades the Universe.If you read Shankar Bhasya Upanishad or Brahmasutra you can learn about Nirguna Brahman.Also Saguna Brahman This is pretty much ...


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The Bh.Gita has universally answered these types of questions. The eternal existence has no beginning and no end. Since, the Supreme Brahman is only energetic in the absolute sense, else every existence is (differently energized part) energy of the Brahman. So, Brahman and the part/parcel energies, i.e. Jiva and Maya are all timeless and eternal who have ...


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No doubt, God is formless Paramatma in its highest form, but worship of formless for a common jiva is very difficult. Even the minds of some of the advanced yogis engrossed in Tapas of Brahman like Vishvamitra were distracted by Apsaras or riches of heavens, while several like Buddha, sage Narayana etc., were put to test by nature and Indra, what to expect ...


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