[Advaita-l] Sringeri AchAryas on the vivaraNa - the cause of adhyAsa (3)

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 09:52:04 CDT 2007

Many thanks to Anand for posting excerpts from Citsukhaacaaryas
bhaaShyas. The comment below is indeed valuable and explains


On 4/3/07, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:
> PadmapAdAchArya says that the avidyA shakti, the power of avidyA, must
> necessarily be accepted. This leads us to the concept of bhAva-rUpa-ajnAna,
> the ajnAna that is not merely an absence of jnAna or knowledge, but
> something that is positive in nature (bhAva-rUpa).
> The support for this bhAva-rupa-ajnAna comes from the shruti itself. But
> before we hear what the shruti has to say, we need a definition for this
> bhAva-rUpa ajnAna.
> ChitsukhAchArya, in his famous tattvapradipikA (chitsukhI), defines this
> ajnAna:

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