[Advaita-l] Vaadiraaja Teertha's Yuktimallika - Advaita Criticism - Slokas 1-605 to 1-627
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Thu Jun 29 13:16:03 EDT 2017
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:19 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> The full shwEtAshwatara upanishad goes like :
> "ekO dEvaha sarvabhootEshu gooDhaha sarvavyApee sarvabhootAntarAtmA
> karmAdhyakshaha sarvabhootAdhivAsaha sAkshee chEtaa kEvalO nirguNascha ||"
> So, in this context we can not take 'nirguNa' as attributeless, because the
> upanishat has already listed several attributes such as Ekatva, Devatva,
> GooDhatva, sarva-vyAptatva, antarAtmatva, karmAdhyakshtva, adhivAsatva,
> sAkshee-tva, chEtanatva and Kevalatva and then says Brahman is NirguNa.
> No, nirguNatvam is not a guNa, no matter how many verbal gymnastics one may
> try. Rather, the verse addresses how this eka deva is simultaneously the
> gUDha sarvavyApI sarvAtmA of the innumerable aneka bhUta-s. And still
> remains alone, kevala, one only, eka eva.
> It's just like saying nirguNaH and guNabhRt right next to each other, or
> sarvendriya guNAbhAsam and sarvendriya vivarjitam right next to each other.
The above has been explained by Shankara as adhyaropa and apavada by the
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