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Re: REQUEST : Vedic Philosophy

Posted By Michael Tandy (mpt0002@jove.acs.unt.edu)
11 Jan 1997 18:32:24 GMT

In article <ghenE3toyp.413@netcom.com>, klauze@aol.com says...
>I previously considered myself a Buddhist. Despite the fact that there was
>much about Buddhism that did not suit me, it was a religion that best fit
>my views. Then I began to read about Vedic religion. Vedic religion
>seems a much better fit for me.
Shopping around for a religion that "suits one" isn't usually
a very good idea. A fundamental basis for spiritual advancement
is recognition of the fact that we don't even know ourselves,
which is the very reason we have taken birth. One should try to
understand how to approach truth, whether it is appealing or not.
That is a real and substantial effort. Logically as well as
authoritatively, the best means of understanding transcendence
is to submissively accept the assertions of sabda-pramana--
the transcendental sound of Vedic assertion. It is uncomfortable,
and because of that it is also unpopular, but this epistemology
will help you to avoid the pitfalls and dead-ends that an
approach based upon mental whims will likely lead you to. If
you were previously a Buddhist, you might know what I'm talking
about. I would suggest reading the Isopanisad or the Bhagavad-gita
As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
These books discuss Vedic knowledge according to the time-honored
and authoritative system of parampara. Best of luck to you!


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