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Advaita Vedanta Philosophy - Maya - Veil of Ignorance

Query: Would you say Advaita Vedanta philosophy - the fact that atman and Brahman are one - is incorrect?


Vijay Kumar:
Who says the Advaita Vedanta philosophy as propagated by Adi Shankaracharya is wrong? Everything stated in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita is absolute fact of life... nothing can ever be proved wrong! Bhagavad Gita... the most sacred Scripture of Hinduism existing on Mother Earth is without a parallel... it shall never get old with passage of time!

The Advaita Vedanta theory states that there is no duality in the cosmic system. God Almighty is the only truth of life! Beyond God Almighty there is nothing substantial in the whole of Cosmos! How and why? How is it possible that the existence of God Almighty only holds truth in whole of Cosmos... everything else existing as if in a dream!

If we analyze the whole cosmic system from the beginning... we find that prior to the formation of a new cosmos... the dissolution of the old cosmos occurs! The moment complete dissolution of the old cosmos occurs... the size of the entire Cosmos reduces to the size of half a thumb! This has been explicitly made clear in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.

If at the time of dissolution of the Cosmos the size of entire Cosmos reduces to the size of half a thumb... what happens to the balance space? It simply cannot vanish. At the time of dissolution of the Cosmos... every single soul atman reaches the last leg of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation when human beings gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha).

Devoid of all impurities within... the cluster of all purified souls atmans in the Cosmos occupies the volume of half a thumb! And what is this half a thumb! The cluster of all purified souls atmans in the Cosmos is what we know as God Almighty in its original pure pristine form.

This mighty power... this colossal power... the combined power of all purified souls atmans we know as God Almighty unable to contain itself for long in its prime pure state... again explodes with a big bang... giving rise to a new cosmos... a new journey of life!

If a grain of sand is an individual soul atman... the whole mound God Almighty! Every single soul atman is God Almighty in minuscule form. Ever since God Almighty explodes with a big bang... all souls atmans scatter all over the Cosmos at unimaginable speeds. This also confirms the theory that God is everywhere.

As the Rolling Ball gathers moss... these hurtling souls' atmans on their cosmic sojourn gather impurities. To cleanse themselves of the impurities within... every soul atman manifests a series of 8.4 million manifestations (an earthly life cycle of 96.4 million years) before it reaches the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation!

7.3 million Manifestations occur in the insect, plant and animal form! The balance 1.1 million manifestations are spent in the human form! Does it mean every human being has a total of 1.1 million manifestations (an earthly abode of 12.4 million years) to reach the stage of enlightenment and salvation... yes, the truth is so!

The big bang theory... the fact that God Almighty explodes self to form a new cosmos proves the concept of Advaita Vedanta theory! It is only God Almighty that exists in the whole of Cosmos. When the size of the entire Cosmos reduces to the size of half a thumb... it is only God Almighty that exists in the whole cosmic system.

In the circumstances the chances of any duality existing in the cosmic system does not arise! Every doctrine that emphasizes upon duality of the cosmic system is flawed! If there were duality in the cosmic system... the size of the entire Cosmos would not reduce to half the size of a thumb!

In whatever stage of manifestation a soul atman be... at the time of dissolution of the Cosmos... all souls atmans immediately get transported to the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the last in the cosmic life cycle! Mahavira... the 24 Tirthankara of Jainism does not believe in this concept. The thinking of Mahavira is flawed!

Mahavira states that in whatever stage of manifestation a soul atman is... At the time of dissolution of the Cosmos... they again manifest the same stage in the next Cosmos! How can that be? If the impurities... the dross within every soul atman does not remove entirely... the total dissolution of the Cosmos cannot occur!

For the complete collapse of the cosmic system... it is imperative for every soul atman to reach the last leg of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation! The Advaita Vedanta theory also gives rise to the concept of Maya... the doctrine of Maya (veil of ignorance) as propagated by Adi Shankaracharya.

As per the doctrine of Maya (veil of ignorance) the concept of God Almighty existing in the Cosmos itself seems flawed. Why? It is for the simple reason that the whole Cosmos does not seem to have a boundary. If we presume it does have... then what beyond! If the whole Cosmos does not have a boundary... then the existence of the Cosmos itself is at stake!

The prime reason why the existence of the Cosmos itself gets negated! This confirms that the whole cosmic system is a dream of God. Nothing truly exists in the whole Cosmos! Only when seen from senses point of view... everything appears solid! The whole Cosmos in fact is gaseous formation... made up of basic building block of the Cosmos... clusters of atoms and molecules!

It is difficult to understand and digest the concept of Advaita Vedanta theory and the doctrine of Maya (veil of ignorance). But absolute truths in the cosmic system can never be belied! Only when one reaches the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi... the stage of enlightenment and finally salvation... does the complete picture of the Cosmos emerge!


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

A to Z of Advaita Vedanta 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: Would you say, then, that the Advaita philosophy - the fact that atman and Brahman are one - is incorrect?


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