Lecture 3

Lecture 3 - Classical Hindu Thought and Outline Lecture 3...

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Classical Hindu Thought and Outline – Lecture 3 Brahman – the ultimate reality (originally meant hymn or prayer…its root is ‘to grow’) Another term is called Saccidananda (Sa [truth…reality] + Cit [awareness… spiritual] + Ananda [bliss…sole]) which applies to both Nir and Sagun – the ‘so what’ is explained by this ‘Brahm’ is something worthwhile – this description of Brahma converts facts into value Next question…is it real or is it unreal? There are material objects that you experience …It’s real but it’s immaterial in nature. But is it one or many? (are atoms in a molecule considered one or several). If there are 2 things, one can always detract bliss from the other. It’s only when the thing is by itself can it experience bliss. Therefore it’s one and not many. There’s a passage in the Upanishads that says ‘it’s from the other that fear arises’ In itself, Nirguna and Saguna can’t be described, only through saccidananda
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course RELG 348 taught by Professor Sharma during the Winter '10 term at McGill.

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