[Advaita-l] A reference to 'jIvAshritA avidyA'
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jan 3 05:59:09 CST 2012
Bhamati considers this as a position that emphasizes tUlAvidyA and
praNAms Sri Devanathan prabhuji
Sorry for the belated reply as I was busy with year end activities at
Thanks for taking time to present the bhAmati position on jIvAshritAvidyA.
Prabhuji, kindly clarify is there any attempt in SLS to reconcile this
difference (jeevAshrita and brahmAshrita avidyA) between bhAmati &
vivaraNa by Sri Appayya Deekshita?? Shankara clearly says that there is
no other chaitanya exists apart from brahman and from vyavahAra drushti
we have to say that the brahman himself the sAdhaka and he himself
realizes his own svarUpa & attains sarvAtmatva. Shankara further
clarifies that there is no dOsha in this assumption since the shAstra
itself says this. ( sarvO lOkavyavahArO brahmaNyeva kalpitaH,
shAstrOpAlambhAt, na hyasmatkalpaneyaM shAstra krutA tu ) BTW, for the
tUlAvidyA (jeevAshrita adhyAsa) the upAdAna kAraNa is mUlAvidyA which is
brahmAshrita and not mere jnAnAbhAva so clarifies vivaraNa. But what
bhAmati says is vivekAgrahaNa is kAraNAvidyA due to this adhyAsa rUpAtmaka
kAryAvidyA happens. I think bhAmati calls this as 'laya & vikshepa' and
clarifies that jeeva and adhyAsa both are anAdi like bijAnkura. I read
somewhere in Sri SSS works that in kalpataru, the vyAkhyAnakAra admits
mUlAvidyA as upAdAna kAraNa. Please clarify prabhuji.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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