[Advaita-l] Significance of Mula Avidya
kumaraditya22 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 26 13:31:44 EDT 2017
True. Not only creation but also nature of the world, right? In my understanding this Mula Avidya makes the world neither subjective nor objective. We can never really say that jagat is purely subjective because Jiva itself is imagined first (vaitathya prakarana, mantra 16).
On Thursday 26 October 2017, 10:05:56 PM IST, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
IMHO Mula Avidya is necessary for us to explain Creation of the World.
Brahman cannot be Upaadaana for Jagat. If Brahman is Material Cause
Jagat will become Satya like Brahman. Therefore we say Jagat's Material
Cause is the Positive Mula Avidya. It has to be Positive because Jagat is
positive. If it is only Absence or Negative - some positive thing like
Jagat cannot come out of that pure Absence.
On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:32 PM, Aditya Kumar via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> I want to understand the significance of Mula Avidya in Shankara's
> Vedanta. It seems to me that Mula Avidya is the main distinguishing factor
> between Vijnanavada Buddhism and Vedanta. Is this Mula Avidya also the
> reason why we have vyavaharika and paramarthika satyas?
> I haven't fully studied SSS views on it. Hence I am keen to know if there
> are any implications if we consider Mula Avidya to be positive in nature or
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