bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Apr 6 05:07:08 CDT 2010
There are many lacunae in logic when one entertains an erroneous idea with
regards to avidya being jnana abhava or absence of knowledge
Before passing the judgement on the definition of avidyA, one has to
realize that it is our paramAchArya, bhAshyakAra himself who without any
ambiguity saying that one of the natures of avidyA is jnAnAbhAva. Those
who boldly announce that jnAnAbhAva is an erroneous interpretation of
avidyA are severely lacking the indepth study of bhAshya & exposing their
poor fund of knowledge of advaita vedAnta as taught by shankara.
Let these modern day revolutionery vedAntins be aside...Coming back to the
topic, avidyA as jnAnAbhAva...one simple example is morethan enough why
avidyA is jnAnAbhava. To the question : why I donot know 4x3=12, the
answer is as simple as the question : your lack of knowledge in maths: in
dAshtrAntika if an ajnAni asks the question : why I am suffering from
avidyA?? the answer is simple : it is because of the absence of
AtmajnAna..Since we donot know that we are THAT, we are wrongly cognizing
(vipareeta grahaNa) ourselves or cognizing IT in a doubtful manner
(saMshaya)...So, due to this jnAnAbhAva (absence or lack of jnAna) jeeva
suffers from ahaMkAra & mamakAra etc.
If one does not understand the above simple definition and writing pages
& pages of theories in an attempt to propagate some alien theory like
mulAvidyA (which is other than normally accepted & explained by shankara)
he/she is doing so against the basic tenets of shankarAdvaita as enshrined
in prasthAna trayi bhAshya.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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