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Truth (‘sattā’) according to Advaita metaphysics is of three types: prātibhāsika (apparent), vyāvahārika (practical) and pāramārthika (the highest).
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When we wrongly perceive the upright ears of a hare as its horns, it is ‘prātibhāsika’ sattā. This world of senses is ‘vyāvahārika’ sattā since it is real for all practical purposes. Brahman or God which is the highest and unchanging truth is ‘pāramārthika’ sattā.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
pāramārthika (‘relating to the highest truth’)
 
pāramārthika (‘relating to the highest truth’)
 
Truth (‘sattā’) according to Advaita metaphysics is of three types: prātibhāsika (apparent), vyāvahārika (practical) and pāramārthika (the highest).
 
Truth (‘sattā’) according to Advaita metaphysics is of three types: prātibhāsika (apparent), vyāvahārika (practical) and pāramārthika (the highest).
 
When we wrongly perceive the upright ears of a hare as its horns, it is ‘prātibhāsika’ sattā. This world of senses is ‘vyāvahārika’ sattā since it is real for all practical purposes. Brahman or God which is the highest and unchanging truth is ‘pāramārthika’ sattā.
 
When we wrongly perceive the upright ears of a hare as its horns, it is ‘prātibhāsika’ sattā. This world of senses is ‘vyāvahārika’ sattā since it is real for all practical purposes. Brahman or God which is the highest and unchanging truth is ‘pāramārthika’ sattā.

Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Paramarthika, PAramArthika, Paaramaarthika


pāramārthika (‘relating to the highest truth’)

Truth (‘sattā’) according to Advaita metaphysics is of three types: prātibhāsika (apparent), vyāvahārika (practical) and pāramārthika (the highest).

When we wrongly perceive the upright ears of a hare as its horns, it is ‘prātibhāsika’ sattā. This world of senses is ‘vyāvahārika’ sattā since it is real for all practical purposes. Brahman or God which is the highest and unchanging truth is ‘pāramārthika’ sattā.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

pāramārthika (‘relating to the highest truth’) Truth (‘sattā’) according to Advaita metaphysics is of three types: prātibhāsika (apparent), vyāvahārika (practical) and pāramārthika (the highest). When we wrongly perceive the upright ears of a hare as its horns, it is ‘prātibhāsika’ sattā. This world of senses is ‘vyāvahārika’ sattā since it is real for all practical purposes. Brahman or God which is the highest and unchanging truth is ‘pāramārthika’ sattā.