# [Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?

Ramachandra Achar ramachandraachar2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 03:07:23 CDT 2016

```If Maya is avidhya kalpita,then u accept the existence of avidhya right?

@subbu sir,
agnana is not only vyvaharika,because to come from paramarthika to
vyvaharika also.....there is need of agnana....So,agnana is not only
vyvaharika

On 11 Aug 2016 1:26 p.m., "Ravi Kiran" <ravikiranm108 at gmail.com> wrote:

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>
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 9:08 AM, Ramachandra Achar via Advaita-l <
>
>> Sir,
>>
>>        Advaita don't accept the existence of Maya ,as it is the result of
>> agjnana.....
>>
>> But they have to accept the existence of agjnana ,as a result there exists
>> two things jgnana (brahman) and agjnana (Maya)....
>>
>
> From Advaitic view, such notion itself is अविद्याकल्पिताः (conjured up by
> ignorance)
>
> न तु परमार्थत आत्मव्यतिरेकेणास्ति किञ्चित् ( In paramArtha, there is
> nothing but the "Self" alone)
>
>
>
>> So, advaita or non-duality is lost right?
>>
>> On 9 Aug 2016 11:50 p.m., "vaidehi chaitanya" <
>> vaidehi.chaitanya at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > maya and avidhya are one and the same. yogavashistha clearly says that
>> > maya, avidhya, ahankar, manas, are not different from each other at all,
>> > expressed differently.
>> >
>> > Applying a simple logic :
>> >
>> >  avidhya = ahankara.
>> > ahankara = manas
>> >  manas= maya
>> > avidhya = maya
>> >
>> > this very logical rendering is also maya and avidhya   as Goudapada
>> > refutes the very logic to show the Truth Ultimate as even beyond advaita
>> >
>> >
>> > hari om
>> >
>> > vaidehi chaitanya
>> >
>> > ;
>> >
>> > On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 9:45 PM, Ramachandra Achar via Advaita-l <
>> >
>> >>
>> >>               Can anyone tell the difference between Maya and avidhya
>> of
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >> Ramachandra
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