[Advaita-l] mithyA

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 04:45:05 CST 2007


On 07/11/2007, prem d p <prem_d_p at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>   could you please elaborate on the excerpt below, for our benefit.
> 'What does the mithyatva of causality lead to? ajAtivAda.
>   One can explain ajAtivAda without ever taking recourse to causal
> models such as pariNAmavAda & vivartavAda.'

** Many descriptions of advaita-vedAnta start by assuming a
cause-effect relationship between brahman and the world, only to
negate it later. The 2nd brahmasUtra "janmAdyasya yataH" is an example
of this.

Such a preliminary assumption is quite natural & useful, but if one
persists with it for too long, one may "get lost in the forest".
Personally, I feel that elaborate discussions on various kinds of
causality are a potentially risky diversion. They are probably more
relevant for debates with other schools.


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