[Advaita-l] Sringeri AchAryas on the VivaraNa - the cause of adhyAsa
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Thu Mar 8 19:44:57 CST 2007
--- Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:
> PadmapAda, in his PanchapAdikA, explains that Shankara himself has
> that there is a cause of adhyAsa by employing the term
> mithyAjnAnanimittaH iti | mithyA cha tat.h ajnAnaM cha
> mithyA iti anirvachanIyatA uchyate| ajnAnamiti cha jaDAtmikA
> jnAnapuryudAsena uchyate | tannimittaH tadupAdAnaityarthaH |
> (The shAnkara bhAShya says) "mithyAjnAnam.h." That which is mithyA
> ajnAna is mithyAjnAna. mithyA is said to be anirvachanIyA,
> And, the insentient power of ignorance, avidyAshakti, is called
> ajnAna due
> to its being opposed to jnAna, knowledge. Having that as cause is
> that as the material cause.
It is not only Padmapada, but also Sureshvara who accepts Ignorance
as a Material Cause:
"Further BUBhVa 1.4.371 (purushhavida brAhmaNa),
asya dvaita indrjAlasya yat.h upAdAnakAraNam.h |
aGYAnaM tat.h upAshritya brahma kAraNaM uchyate ||
Having relied on that ignorance which is the material cause of this
great magic of duality,
It is said that brahman is the cause [though there is no cause nor
effect, but brahman alone]."
Can Sureshvara be wrong too -- in ascribing a "Causal Power" to
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