[Advaita-l] Significance of Mula Avidya
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 02:13:39 EDT 2017
On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:51 AM, Ravi Kiran via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:10 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > The Vedanta teaches that knowledge dispels ignorance. Hence, to be
> > dispelled, such an avidyā has to be an existent, positive, bhāvarūpa.
> > such ignorance is not admitted to be bhāvarūpa, knowledge cannot dispel
> > anything.
> In rajju-sarpa or shell-silver bhrama, if sarpa jnAna (in rajju) or rajata
> jnAna (in shell) is accepted as positive bhAvarUpa vastu, how can arising
> of rajju jnAna or shell jnAna later, dispel the ajnAna vastu, as jnAna is
> vastu-tantra and not kartru-tantra or kAraka ?
Right knowledge dispels wrong knowledge. When the wrong knowledge 'this is
a snake' is dispelled, there ceases the (wrong) perception of the snake.
The person gets the right knowledge, which no doubt is vastu tantra: he has
known the vastu. rope, there, through the right pramana. The wrong
knowledge did not arise through any pramana; it is not pramana janya.
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