Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

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Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

Post by Mamaseeker » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:44 am

If you ask me, Brahman is just a fancy word Shankara liked to use. When you are trying to preach hardcore stuff like Advaita, which is not in the reach of everyone's capacity to understand, you come up with a fancy terminology to get it through the masses. And moreover, Shankara was fighting the atheist-like buddhism with it's Shunya concept pervading all of India which was a threat to Hinduism in his time. I have great respect for Shankara but I still think he did not make it any easier for the masses.

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Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

Post by rachMiel » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:35 pm

Mamaseeker wrote:I have great respect for Shankara but I still think he did not make it any easier for the masses.
Interesting point, Ms. :-)

One of my other main teachers was (is still?) Krishnamurti, who also does not make it "easier for the masses." And my main composition teacher was Brian Ferneyhough, who did the Euro-schtick of breaking down his students so that they might rebuild themselves (in his image, kinda sorta).

It seems that I'm drawn to the difficult. That which I *can* do, what comes naturally, tends to bore me after a short while. It's that which I *cannot* fathom/do that holds my interest. Thanks for pointing this out to me! :-)
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Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

Post by the key master » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:37 pm

Get a room you two.

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Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

Post by rachMiel » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:47 pm

;-)
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Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

Post by Mamaseeker » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:07 pm

the key master wrote:Get a room you two.
hehe...clusterf**k was not my intention :wink:

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