[Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?T
Praveen R. Bhat
bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 05:28:36 CDT 2016
On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Ravi Kiran <ravikiranm108 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a response from you to me only..
Oh, sorry then!
>> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:22 PM, Ravi Kiran <ravikiranm108 at gmail.com>
>>> सदेव सदिति अस्तितामात्रं वस्तु सूक्ष्मं निर्विशेषं सर्वगतमेकं निरञ्जनं
>>> निरवयवं विज्ञानम्,
>>> That which is sukshmam, nirvishesham, sarvagatham, ekam , niranjanam,
>>> niravayavam, viJnAnam is kevala sat, ekam eva adviTIyam, before creation (
>>> paramArthika), is devoid of any mithyA (mUlAvidyA) or any nAma rUpa
>>> vishesha that can be comprehended
>> There is NO difference whatsoever in brahman before creation and after
>> creation. The creation stories should not be taken as idam ittham. They are
>> adhyAropa to explain the world that we perceive. If you go ahead and still
>> differentiate in brahman prior to creation and that after creation, you
>> will have to explain where from this creation cropped up? You will surely
>> have to answer that it indeed came from Ishvara, who is nothing but brahman
>> with mAyA upAdhi. Then where was mAyA? Was it different from brahman in
>> which case advaita will become dvaita, or is it same as brahman in which
>> case brahman will not remain pure.
> The point raised is - whether from paramArthika standpoint (nirguna
> nirvisesha brahman) or not , not differentiating in brahman :)
There is nothing other than brahman from the pAramArthika standpoint,
before or after creation. Whether we superimpose any of that, again before
or after creation, in order to explain the impossible, is a different
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
> [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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