[Advaita-l] Which one is first in the creation sequence
lalitaalaalitah at lalitaalaalitah.com
Mon Mar 3 04:59:38 CST 2014
> Please forgive but I'm a bit surprised by this thread.
I hope you are not like the poster of this post :
But, if you are, our reply is like this to such stereotype posts:
And, if you are not, then see these suggestions :
Doesn't Gaudapada and Sankara thoroughly establish ajativada tradition in
> the Mandukya Karika?
Yes, they established. But, what do you mean by ajAtavAda ? Don't you
accept that even those who accept ajAtavAda have to explain vyavahAra ? If
no, then I hope you will get a better teacher in future by grace of your
puNya. If yes, then this is what the thread and the whole forum is doing.
> For instance, introducing MaKBh 3.23, the purvapaksa suggests that "The
> sruti that speaks of creation cannot be accepted as a valid proof by
> one who holds that the Self is not born." Sankara responds that the
> purpose of the sruti is the oneness of Brahman and not creation as that is
> secondary .... and further that, "creation in any other use (than Maya or
> Illusion) is not accepted and it serves no purpose."
To understand that part, you again need help of others. The apparent
meaning which you are suggesting shows that you failed to grasp actual
I hope some kind member will help you.
Why not me ?
Because, I'm not writing to explain to you. I got just irritated by such
stereotypical post which are posted by 'brahmaGYAnI-s' and 'ajAtavAdin-s'
now and then on this forum or that.
> are we then discussing in the current thread, that which has no purpose?
It has a purpose and to understand that you need a teacher and ability to
Teacher may be some other person. But, let me show that you are not
considering other works of sha~NkarAchArya where he extensively delves on
world and it's constituents, as pa~nchIkaraNam. So, just holding a
particular instance of writings of a particular portions while neglecting a
vast amount of his writing - is the error on your part.
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