Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 01 Dec 2022


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Which is the final authority between logical analysis and experience in the world?

[Smt. Lakshmi Lavanya K asked: Between Yukti (Logical Analysis) and Anubhava (Experience in the world), which is the final authority? What is difference between paroksha anubhava and aparoksha anubhava? Pada namaskaram Swami.]

Swami replied:- Mere Anubhava may also go wrong. A person with defect in eyes is experiencing two Moons on the sky. It cannot be the final true knowledge. Unless you discuss your experience with other scholars and analyse it, it cannot be an authority of knowledge. Paroksha anubhava means experiencing the nature of God without experiencing God directly and this is based on formless God or statues of God. Aparoksha anubhava means experiencing the God in human form directly and experiencing His nature through His spiritual knowledge. In the former, there is no repulsion between common human media. In the latter, there is repulsion between common human media. If this repulsion can be crossed, the Aparoksha anubhava is the best.