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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 09:15:11 -0600 From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam Newsgroups: alt.religion.hindu, alt.meditation, alt.yoga Subject:
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      Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 09:15:11 -0600
      From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pannir@...>
      Newsgroups: alt.religion.hindu, alt.meditation, alt.yoga
      Subject: Sivananda Day-to-day (151)

      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


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      A LESSON IN VEDANTA: The Master was going through a manuscript. Suddenly
      he turned to Swami Lalitananda, an American disciple.

      "Can you doubt the doubter?" he asked her.

      "Yes... Swamiji," she replied hesitatingly.

      "You have failed. Now the next question. I will see whether you get pass
      marks now. They say that everything is an illusion, that this whole
      world is unreal, a mere illusion. If everything is an illusion, Brahman
      also is an illusion. How can you say that Brahman alone is real? Is this

      "Brahman is beyond illusion," Lalitananda replied.

      "No, that is not the correct answer. There must be a substratum for an
      illusory snake. That substratum is the rope. So the rope cannot be an
      illusion. So also, Brahman is the substratum for this illusory world.
      The world alone is an illusion and not the substratum, Brahman. Brahman
      is real. Moreover, the one who denies everything else as an illusion
      cannot himself be denied; he exists. Therefore, Brahman is real and this
      world is unreal. It is superimposed on Brahman. Understood, Swami


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