Reality

veeranarayana Pandurangi veerankp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 17 05:42:28 EDT 2008


Dear Friends,
It seems to me. Even those things which have no destruction at all are also
considered as samvrti Satya according to Shankara. For Example Space is not
desctructible at all but it is not really real. Only brahman is really real
according to SHankara.



On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:50 AM, Tenzin Bob Thurman <tbt7 at columbia.edu>wrote:

> Dear Lars,
> I would recommend Chapter 24 of Nagarjuna's /Prajna nama
> mulamadhyamakakarika/ (sorry for omitting diacritics), where the Buddhist
> "two reality theory" is elaborated. There are many other sources in the
> Mahayana philosophical literature in Sanskrit on paramarthasatya and
> samvrtisatya. Gaudapada and Shankara also took this framework of more and
> less real realities and used it to good effect in their major works.
> best
> BobT
>
>
> Lars Martin Fosse wrote:
>
>> Dear members of the list!
>>
>> I seem to remember that Indian thought holds transitory things for less
>> "real" than non-transitory things. Only things that are permanent and
>> indivisible are fully real. Do any of you know of any Indian scriptures
>> where this idea is being discussed?
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Lars Martin Fosse
>>
>>
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>> 0674 Oslo - Norway
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>>
>>
>>
>


-- 
Veeranarayana N.K. Pandurangi
Head, Dept of Darshanas,
Yoganandacharya Bhavan,
Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Samskrita University, Madau, post
Bhankrota, Jaipur, 302026.



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