[Advaita-l] Advaita-1)Body is the disease
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 01:44:28 CST 2014
H S Chandramouli
< It is said that Brahman out of ignorance created body .Does it mean that
Brahman is also subject to avidhya? I think this may not be a correct >.
If " out of " is considered as refering to upadana karana ( material cause
) it presents no problems as Avidya or Maya is considered to be so. Reg the
second sentence, It is to be remembered that Brahman and Avidya ( ignorance
) refer to different levels of Reality. Thereby Brahman is not tainted by
ignorance though it itself appears in itself as ignorance, just like the
characteristics of the rope are not affected by the characteristics of the
snake appearing therein. Brahman is < Asangah > . That is how even if " out
of " in the first sentence is not considered as refering to the upadana
karana, the sentence is valid if understood as < brahman as though out of
ignorance etc > .
The same applies to all other statements quoted from shruti/bhashya is this
thread reg brahman/ignorance/delusion etc. The understanding must include
the " as though " aspect. Then there is no problem in appreciating them.
The statements < brahman has ignorance > and < brahman has sarvajnatva >
are both valid if viewed from this same perspective. Brahman is the ONLY
vastu. All else are appearences in brahman and do not taint brahman.
On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Srirudra <srirudra at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is said that Brahman out of ignorance created body .Does it mean that
> Brahman is also subject to avidhya? I think this may not be a correct
> understanding.Kasmin Bhagavo vignyaya sarvam idham vigyanatham bhavathi
> says Mundaka Upanishad.That is Brahman is knowledge.For a jivathma it may
> be acceptable.Just to explain certain difficult to understand propositions
> we should not give our own interpretations and complicate the issues dealt
> with by the Upanishads.It equally applies to Bhashyas also.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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