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Re: is there one truth?

From: Malolan Cadambi (
Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 23:33:34 PDT


Dear Shree Damodara Swarup,

Here is what I found in the pramanas.

Logic and Heart:
1.) Philosophical Principles are beyond logic and the human heart. This is
evident from the following pramana;

"When all the desires of the heart harbours are gone, man becomes immortal
and reaches the brahmman here" (From the Katha Upanishad as quoted by Sri
Mysore Hiriyanna)

Atma Shakshatkaram is one of the goals for a jiiva. Here the heart is
different from the jiiva.

Using Logic to Understand Philosophical Principles

Philosophical principles are not just in the domain of scholarly
investigation, but they are beyond logic. Tarka plays an important role in
understanding the pramana, but definitley, philosophical principles are
beyond tarka, as again evident in the following pramana.
"Naisha Tarkena Matirapaneya -Logic does not determine philosophical
truths - which are beyond the the realm of senses" Katopanisad

Hope this helps.


Malolan Cadambi

----- Original Message -----
From: "damodara svarup" <>
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Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 1:51 AM
Subject: is there one truth?

> Dear devotees,
> Pranams.
> In reply to Malola Cadambi's posting - I feel that
> this is not an attitude of one who is Truth seeker.
> As far as I can understand here we are dealing with
> Absolute and Relative considerations.
> On the relative plane we can all be mutualy respectful
> - untill there is the crossing of the line of Truth.
> Once somebody crosses the line of Truth, relative
> considerations becomes secondary.
> The Truth is the Absolute consideration.
> How our heart can respect falsity?!!!!!
> Please correct me if I am wrong.
> Your sincerely,
> damodar
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