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From: A.Bharat (kbharat_at_giasbg01.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sat Oct 30 1999 - 09:50:57 PDT
roberto fantechi wrote: > what I would need is a better logical (not merely > scriptural) derivation (not merely statements) of the Brahman-Jiva-Jagat > manifold, The statement that-" there is only ONE BEING " -which is the starting point of Vedanta (and other Monistic religions as well) is itself a scriptural statement and has no physical visibility.If that can be accepted without argument what is the difficulty in accepting the other scriptural statements as well? But don't fear- In SriBhashya Sri Ramanuja has proved all the concepts through logic as well.In this context one is reminded of Sri Vedanta Desika's statement- "We are fully equipped with the intellectual ability to prove anything and everything through logic and argument; But we prefer to rely on Scriptural Basis for our statements." if > Brahman is One, what is His status in the Jiva mode and in the jagat mode? > If He there remains identical to Himself, then in what consist the two > modes? If not, whence the difference? Here Sri Ramanuja gives the example of a cloth woven with threads of three colours.Even in the finished cloth the threads retain their colours wherever they run.Thus in the vast tapestry of creation,Brahman retains its Essential Nature(EN) of unchanging Swarupa and Knowledge;Jiva its EN of unchanging Swarupa and varying qualitative knowledge; Prakriti its EN of changing Swarupa.