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Siddhabodhaka vedaanta vaakyam -s cannot be connected to karma or upaasanaa


      2. The next point of puurvapakshii '-s argument is that vedaanta j~naanam being useless as such should be applied towards karma (according to bhaTTa matam) or upaasanaa (according to praabhaakara matam).

      The reason these matam -s insist on this application is because they cannot totally reject part of the Veda-s as useless and part useful. They are forced to make this connection to make the so-called useless statement useful.

      Shankara says there is nothing more ridiculous than these forced connections. It is impossible to apply or connect siddhabodhaka vedaanta vaakyam -s to karma or upaasanaa. In the previous siddhaanta it is argued that the Vedanta need not be connected since it give j~naanam which is useful to solve the fundamental human problem whose root cause is ignorance. In this siddhaanta it is argued that it cannot be connected with karma or upaasanaa even if one wants to try to do that.