advaitha and vishishtadvaita
November 11, 2006 § 12 Comments
first of all to understand what i mean by “everything is an illusion”
the understanding of the advaita ,vishishtadvaita is needed….
while one seems to be dealing with the thing all of us are the unknow supreme supernatural in this world and the other that we the unknowand we are two seperate things..
i agree with both as both actually mean the same..this again is widely misinterpreted…..while most ppl dis agree with vishishtadvaita it actually is inaccordance to my idea of everything is illusion…
to show this here are a few examples:
1.if u are in a room with 101 mirriors you are actually seeing 101 yourself in those mirrors…while advaita says that this is just a reflection of yourself
vishishtadvaita says that the reflections are a different quantity as they are of different size from you and also there properties are different…
2.there is a puddle of water on a marble floor…it is quite obvious only the truly observant can see the difference btween the water and the marble…if u dont notice it both are the same ie.the marble if u see it it is water and marble….
vishishtadvaita is derived from advaitha….here is my actual inerpretation of these:
I HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT WE ARE CREATORS IN EVOLUTION THIS IS UP TO A CERTAIN STAGE AS WE ARE BESTOWED WITH THE POWER TO CHANGE ARE SURROUNDINGS(UNLIKE PLANTS AND ANIMALS)…BUT ONCE WE REALISE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AND AROUND US WE SLOWLY BECOME THE BRAHMAM THE UNKNOW QUANTITY(THIS IS WHAT IS CALLED AS SALVATION)SO THOUGH EVERYTHING IS THE UNKNOW UNTIL IT REALISES IT IT IS NOT THE UNKNOW IF THE MIRROR IMAGE CAN REALISE ITSELF AS A SEPERATE BEING AND THINK AND ACT IT BECOMES LIKE US OR US BUT UNTIL IT DOES THIS WE ARE SEPERATE IT IS SEPERATE
THUS THIS IS THE LINK BETWEEN THE TWO PHILOSOPHIES….
now i hope you are able to understand why death is an illusion…