[Advaita-l] Why brahma jnAna is capable of sarva nivritti
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 02:51:12 EDT 2017
On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:10 PM, Srinath Vedagarbha via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > न च - बाधकधियां भ्रमतद्धेत्वज्ञानदोषाधयस्तद्रष्ट्रादीनामबाधकत्वं
> > दृष्टमिति
> > कथं ब्रह्मज्ञानस्य तद्बाधकत्वं घटतामिति - वाच्यं | To this, the
> > says, do not argue thus.
> > We see instances where such all encompassing nivritti is possible.
> > यत्र हि स्वप्ने द्रष्टारं दुष्टकरणवन्तं कल्पयित्वा तस्य भ्रमं कल्पयति,
> > जागरज्ञानेन सर्वेषां निवृत्तिदर्शनात् | Consider the following example.
> > Suppose there is a man who dreams of some person (ie not him) mistaking a
> > shell for silver. Here, the dream person who mistakes the shell for
> > (drashTA), his ignorance of the dream shell (ajnAna), his faulty eyesight
> > in the dream that led to the mistake (doSha), his perception of the
> > (bhrama) and the silver (bhrama viShaya) are all seen in the dream. All
> > these are sublated upon the dreamer waking up.
> This example is nested brama (brama within brama). One is outer and another
> is inner. The inner one itself a viShya of the outer. The entire set of
> inner bhrama -- drashTA(dream person undergoing shell-siver brama), the
> bhrama viShaya (siver-shell), the brAnti (thinking shell as silver) and the
> nivritti-jnAna (correcting knowledge 'this is shell only'); is itself
> bhrama viShaya of the outer bhrama (of the dreamer). Even though entire
> package of inner bhrama is bhAdita (sarva nivritti), nevertheless it does
> not amount to sarva nivritti for the outer bhrama. At the end we still have
> drashTa (the dreamer), his pramA, viShya of his bhrama, adhisTana (dreamer
> himself) etc. still remains. Where is sarva nivritti here?
The example was given only to show sambhāvanā of such a wholesale nivṛtti.
The siddhantin is not claiming that by that example the dreamer, etc. are
also negated. If this is understood the rest of the questions you ask will
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