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Re: a question on nitya-suris

From: R.Rajiv (rajiv_at_cdotb.ernet.in)
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 21:31:50 PDT

There is one more sruthi saying " nasat assetno sataseet ..."(Rg. ved ?)
which means"neither sat nor asat was present " ...
    Scholars please refer to this sruthi also and explain the apparent
contradiction.

Regards,
rajiv



On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Kasturi Varadarajan wrote:

> Dear friends,
>      The Chandogya Upanishad referring to the creation of the universe says
> that this was `sat' alone which is one only without a second. 
>   
>   sad-eva saumya idam agra AsIt ekam eva advitIyam
> 
>      This Ramanuja interprets as saying that during dissolution chit and
> achit exist in their subtle form. And Brahman with chit and achit in their
> subtle form can be described as `one without a second'
> 
> 
>      On the other hand, we have the nitya-suris who have been in Vaikuntha
> for ever irrespective of the state of the universe in its cosmic cycle. They
> can hardly be said to be unmanifest or in their subtle form. How are these
> facts reconciled, if reconciliation is needed at all?
> 
> thanks
> Kasturi
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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