[Advaita-l] dravya shakti
uramakrishna at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 14:11:40 CDT 2011
In dashaka#5 of naarayaNIyaM, the creation process has been
summarized, and Shri Sastri-ji, the translator, has written that this
dashaka is a condensation of that particular section you have referred
to from bhaagavatam.
There does not seem to be a reference to the dravya shakti in there,
but reading shlokas 5-8, seems to suggest that dravya-skakti may be
tAmasik and associated with the source of shabda and further
tanmAtra-s (my interpretation)?
2011/8/16 Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com>:
> bhAgavatam contains multiple descriptions of evolution of
> tattva-s. Recently was reading the description in Book2,
> Chapter 5 (2.5.24). While describing the vaikArika, taijasa,
> and tAmasa ahamkAra, jnAna, kriyA, and dravya shakti-s are
> listed. While, jnAna, and kriyA shakti-s are mentioned in
> many places in literature, dravya shakti is hardly mentioned.
> Would appreciate if some list members can shed some more light
> on dravya shakti.
> (Also mentioned in dAsabodha 17.9.6, where rAmadAsa swami
> lists kriyA, dravya, icchA and jnAna as the fourfold shakti.)
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