Sunday, January 8, 2012

bl today - Advaita - mundane x spiritual

9 Jan 
Opinion : Is it a snake or rope? It is a banker

>"But what my Sanskrit teacher at school told me about the ‘Advaita' philosophy of the saint-philosopher, Adi Sankara, is instructive for an understanding of financial markets and retail investor behaviour at the present juncture." 

Regardless of the reasoning, a prima facie oblique, is a stunningly obnoxious write-up. The analogy is inappropriately absurd and goes against the very grain of the topic of discussion purely related to a mundane world, which is obligingly 'base' to the core. Mundane world x Spiritual world> the attempt to draw inspiration from the Saint's preaching is, in ultimate analysis, to say the least, utterly (certainly not butterly!) misconceived, unwittingly or otherwise. For, the very respective starting points/origin of the two concepts - having regard to the underlying objective, aim, ideals and practice, besides the finishing point - goals, are 'poles asunder'. />Such write-ups could help only in further muddling up the already 
adequately muddled thinking.

Source: Info. on Advaita Vedasnta / philosophy @

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    5 May 1999 – The advaita philosophy is not easy to explain briefly, and it is not my intention to repeat in a www home page what takes whole volumes for ...
  2. The Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta - Nonduality
    27 Feb 2008 – Weblog containing article entries related to the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta as contained in the Upanishads and systematized by Adi ...
  3. Advaita
    Advaita Philosophy, or Vedantic Nondualism has become, along with Buddhism, one of the most popular spiritual paths being pursued by those interested in ...
  4. Advaita Vedanta
    written by D. Krishna Ayyar, the complete text is available on-line. Despite claiming to be 'for beginners' this is very comprehensive covering practically any topic ...
Sankaracarya is the first and foremost commentator of the prasthaana traya, the Upanisdhads, the Brahma Sutra and the Bhagavdgita, in the school of interpretation called Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism).The presentation in the main paper and Appendix contains the methodology of teaching (prakriya) called aabhaasa vaada.  In abhaasa vada, the jiva and Iswara, the  two sentient entities on the empirical (vyaavahaarika) plane, formed by he reflection of the original consciousness that is Brahman in Maya and intellect, respectively, are regarded as different from and of a lower order of reality than the  original consciousness that is the absolutely real (paaramaarthika) Brahman. It is important to bear this in mind while reading this paper, because the approach in regard to the concept of jiva and the creator is different in other prakriyas.

To talk of 'true reality' or 'false reality' makes no sense, being marred by superfluity; anything is untrue or false, if it is 'unreal' -as opposed to 'real'.