Sunday, February 03, 2008

Existence

Sri Govinda Bhagavad Pada: What brings you here?

Sankara: I come to you seeking refuge, to resolve the enigma of existence.

Sri Govinda Bhagavad Pada: With this mortal body how can you cross the ocean of existence?

Sankara: 'Body' is subject to birth and death, not Atman. The unreal has no existence, the real never ceases to exist.


(From the movie Adi Sankaracharya by GV Iyer)

2 comments:

Jillu Madrasi said...

Nothing on Sujatha, Narasi?

Amit said...

Then the more important question is what is the criterion of existence, so that you can decide whther what is real/unreal. If I rely on my sensory perceptions, then everything I perceive is real, and everything I don't, is unreal. But then scriptures say otherwise.