[Advaita-l] Locus of maayaa and avidyaa
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu May 23 01:15:33 CDT 2013
mAyA used in positive (daivim maya), neutral (trigunatmika maya) and
negative (kutastha - kuta = crooked)connotations. avidyA is always
negative. Is that right?
Yes, the term 'mAya' has been used under different contexts by
shankara...some times it is said maya's svarUpa is brahmAnanya and mAya is
brahmAdheena, some times it is said mAyA is anirvachaneeya, mAyA is
avidyA parikalpita, avidyA kruta, avidyA pratyupasthApita, and somewhere
in geeta bhAshya shankara insists that parA & aparA prakruti dvaya which
is Ishwara mAya is 'nitya' and krishna tells it is 'mama
mAyA'...nityAshvaratvAt Ishwarasya tatprakrutyOrapi yuktaM nityatvena
bhavituM. prakruti dvayavatvameva hi Ishwarasya IshwaratvaM..Whereas when
shankara talks about avidyA he always tells us that it has only three
lakshaNa-s i.e. jnAnAbhAva, adhyAsa and saMshaya. He never equates
avidyA with Ishwara and his prakruti dvaya nityatva to say avidyA = mAya.
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