Epistemology ( Pramanas )

The known, The Unknown, The Unknowable

The Empirical, The Apparent, The Absolute

  1. Empirical (Sensory perceptions) = Present Perception
  2. Apparent ( Illusory Perceptions) = Past Perception ( Dreams, Memories, Inferences )
  3. Absolute ( Beyond Perception) = Direct intuitive experience, Inexplicable in words. Only experience in Self.

The six pramanas (sources of knowledge )

  • Pratyaksha ( perception )
  • Anumana ( Inference )
  • Upamana ( analogy, comparison )
  • Arthapatti ( Presumption )
  • Anupalabdi ( Non-perception )
  • Sabdha ( word, testimony, beyond smriti ( memory ) )

The space inside the pot is the space outside

The relationship of Heat to Fire?

Cause is Effect in a different shape, name and form

The Causeless CAUSE

The perfection of Perception

The ultimate aim is to act so that nothing clings

Not renunciation of ACTION. Renunciation IN action.

There is neither night nor day in the SUN

Death is a lie. Our true self is immortal

It is not action but the desire for results that bring suffering

The non-dualist practices both self-denial and Self-affirmation. The self is used in two different senses. It is the egotistical self that is denied, the Eternal self affirmed.

DOING & HAVING is only a preparation for your BEING.

Jiva – Creature. Atman – Creator.

When I know, it is part. When I am known, is it a part or the whole?

Ocean and Ripples are the same. They appear different.

The Philosopher begins where the scientist leaves off, and the SAGE know that what they both express are aspects of a unity, which he knows without the intervention of observation or Inference

Eye- Ephemeral. Self – Eternal

Every self sees differently based on the soul’s journey.

If there is fire, the wood may burn. But there is no fire, the wood will not burn. Burning is living. Wood is US. Fire is Consciousness.

Brahma Sathyam, Jagan Mithya. Jivi Brahmaiva naparh!

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