[Advaita-l] Who has Ajnana/Maya?
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Thu Mar 16 11:25:58 EDT 2017
On Mar 16, 2017 5:59 PM, "Santosh Rao via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> My understanding is that Maya itself doesn't exist, it's only a
> provisional/temporary tool to explain the world appearance.
Yes, this is true.
> On Mar 15, 2017 2:39 PM, "Sriram Sankaranarayanan via Advaita-l" <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > Perhaps this question has been discussed in this group, but I would
> > know Shankara's answers to the following questions which I heard from a
> > Dvaiti and visishtadvaiti orators.
> > 1. Who has Ajnana? If Jeeva has ajnana, that is inconsistent since
> > existence of Jeeva's identity is Ajnana and we cannot call Jeeva
> > ajnana any longer. But if paramatma has ajnana, that is a blemish on
> > paramatma.
> > 2. If Maya is an attribute of Ishwara, then doesn't Mayatva
> > the nirgunatva aspect that Advaitins claim?
> > In the following talk (Tamil) Sringeri Mahasannidhanam addresses this a
> > little, but I wish if somebody can shed more light on this topic.
> > Identity of Brahman & Jiva by Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri
> > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_YoQrcj7xM>
> > Also please quote from Prasthanathraya Bhashyams or other granthas if
> > possible.
> > Thanks,
> > Sriram
> > Hamsah Soham
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