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Advaita Philosophy - Maya - Veil of Ignorance

Query: About who thinks the Advaita philosophy is wrong - there are several groups: 1). Ramanuja 2). Madhvacharya, and 3). Most importantly, ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness). ISKCON are the biggest opponents of the Advaita philosophy, saying that they are "mayavadis". They point out many areas of Bhagavad Gita of ISKCON (they call it "Bhagavad Gita As it Is), claiming that the Absolute Truth is a person not one with us, but separate.


Vijay Kumar:
You are taking the words literally! My saying, "Who says the Advaita Vedanta philosophy as propagated by Adi Shankaracharya is wrong?" Does not mean the organizations and people involved! I simply mean to say... anyone who does not believe in the Advaita Vedanta philosophy is not only incorrect but would fail to reach the absolute truth!

Anything and everything stated in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita is word of God Almighty. To assimilate the meaning solely depends upon the capability of the individual concerned. The Dvaita philosophy of Madhavacharya or the Vishista Advaita philosophy propagated by Ramanuja is not only flawed... they do not lead to absolute truth.

As is the belief of one, so is the following! If I have the capability to unearth pearls of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita I would definitely believe in the Advaita Vedanta theory of Adi Shankaracharya. What if the concept eludes me altogether? Those who follow Dvaita philosophy of Madhavacharya remain limited to the preaching's of Madhavacharya alone.

Followers of Ramanuja never get to realize the true meaning of Advaita Vedanta theory that leads to the wisdom of Sacred Bhagavad Gita. If we desire knowing absolute truth in life... we need to pursue the highest principles of life contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita.

Every human being has been ordained by that special power of discrimination that makes us decide what is best for us... to pursue or not to pursue the rightful path is the sole prerogative of every individual human being.

Mahavira... the 24 Tirthankara of Jainism rightly said, "Do not reach anything until you become a Mahavira... an enlightened one". He was right. The founder of ISKCON, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness Swami Srila Prabhu Pada never gained enlightenment in his lifetime. His teachings of Bhagavad Gita are flawed.

Bhagavad Gita is not a religious document. Bhagavad Gita can never be followed ritually. Bhagavad Gita is what spirituality is all about! It is Bhagavad Gita alone knowing which one reaches the inner domains of life... our soul atman within! Traveling the religious path... the path of rituals... one never comes to tread the spiritual domain!

For living the present earthly domain of 70 to 80 years... following Ramayana, the religious doctrines and dogma, the varied rituals is sufficient! For diving deep into the bottomless pit of spirituality... for knowing our soul atman within... one needs knowing the pearls of wisdom contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.

The great epic Ramayana is all about the present sojourn of 70 to 80 years. The highest portal one can reach in physical manifest life is the status of Lord Rama... popularly known as maryada Purushottam Rama. There is nothing beyond the status of Rama that can be achieved by human beings in physical life. The status of Rama is the epitome of humanity.

For traveling the journey of 8.4 million manifestations... for reaching the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) we need dwelling in the wisdom contained in Sacred Bhagavad Gita. It is not Ramayana... it is the Sacred wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita that paves way for reaching the end of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation!

With what authority do I say this? Having realized God in 1993... Having seen the sun in its full glory... it is not difficult to differentiate the power of bulb or a candle! I am in direct commune with God Almighty every second of my life. I have never read Bhagavad Gita ever in my life yet, the contents of Bhagavad Gita are like ABCD to me.

It is as if I had dictated the contents of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita in one of my previous manifestations. The gist of the Sacred Bible, Quran, the Jainism doctrines and the Buddhist scriptures... all are like ABCD to me! The contents of Sacred Bhagavad Gita are beyond any argument whatsoever!

In practical life most human beings tend to be ignorant. Why? Dominated by a bloated ego... wanton desires and greed for materialistic riches... we simply tend to look the other way! It is not a solution. If we desire traveling the spiritual path... for knowing the contents of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita... we need reading in between the lines!

The requisite verses in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita would be sent to you shortly when I get time! One thing you must be assured of... travelers of the spiritual path never question God Almighty. Every single word contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita has emanated from God Almighty. Lord Krishna was simply an instrument in the hands of God Almighty.


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Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of Advaita Philosophy explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on veil of ignorance can be found at : Advaita Vedanta ... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.

 Full text of query: About who thinks the Advaita philosophy is wrong - there are several groups: 1). Ramanuja 2). Madhvacharya, and 3). Most importantly, ISKCON (International Society of Krishna Consciousness).

ISKCON are the biggest opponents of the Advaita philosophy, saying that they are "mayavadis". They try to point out many areas of the Bhagavad Gita of ISKCON (i.e, they call it "Bhagavad Gita As it Is), claiming that the Absolute Truth is a person that is not one with us, but separate.

I also wanted to ask you, as the Gita is a very large writing, what are some verses of the Gita where I see the writing of the Cosmos being reduced to the size of half a thumb? Also, what is a verse which directly points to Atman and Brahman being one?


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