[Advaita-l] Creation ex nihilo (was Re: Advaita vEdAnta - Unit(27))
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Mon May 7 07:27:54 CDT 2007
savithri_devaraj at yahoo.com wrote:
>BTW, the jury is still out on what orthodox means on this list. I thought
>the moderators didn't >want to discuss >orthodox/sampradaya etc., but since
>it is brought up here w.r.t. the same topic >again, here it goes
By orthodox I meant the six schools of philosophy (ShaD-darshanas) - nyAya,
vaisheShika, mImAMsA, vedAnta, sAnkhya, and yoga. I should have realized
that using the word "orthodox" in the context of mUlAvidyA discussion is
risky and would invite trouble!
>BTW, there is no existent effect, only apparent effect, and hence only
>apparent cause - adhyasa. >No one believes that the apparent silver in
>nacre has to be removed first by the true knowledge >of nacre. It is only
>ones own false notions of it that has to be removed(Su. Bh). How else
>could >one reconcile "tat tvam asi" here and now?
Even the followers of the vivaraNa school say that the mUlAvidyA is only
mithyA. Remember PadmapAda clearly says that adhyAsa is mithyAjnAna-nimitta,
ie. adhyAsa is caused by ignorance which is both unreal, mithyA (actually
anirvachanIya) and ajnAna, the insentient avidyA shakti. So there is no such
a thing like an existent mUlAvidyA that "rests in Brahman" which is what I
have heard repeated on this list even after clarification. Besides,
PadmapAda and his followers have the support of the shruti, (see the last
article on the vivaraNa).
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