[Advaita-l] 'iti' in the vAcArambhaNa shruti
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Fri Feb 16 02:13:40 EST 2018
On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com
>> << Jagat (kArya/effect) is satya as Brahman (kAraNa/cause) alone >>.
>> Am I justified in reaching such a conclusion or am I missing something?
>> Is the conclusion itself acceptable?
The above conclusion is acceptable on this basis: In the BGB 4.28 Shankara
has said: ब्रह्म अर्पणं येन करणेन ब्रह्मवित् हविः अग्नौ अर्पयति तत्
ब्रह्मैव इति पश्यति, *तस्य आत्मव्यतिरेकेण अभावं पश्यति, यथा शुक्तिकायां
रजताभावं पश्यति ;* तदुच्यते ब्रह्मैव अर्पणमिति, यथा यद्रजतं तत्
शुक्तिकैवेति । There is a sAmAnAdhikaranyam here: 'that which is silver
is shell only.' jagat is (satya as) brahman' where, as Shankara points out
here, one sees the abhAva of the adhyasta vastu in the adhishthana.
adhyasta jagat svena rupena avidyamAnam sat, BrahmarUpeNaiva asti. [jagat,
in its form, though is mithya and non-existent, as brahman exists.] This
is no different from saying 'jagat is mithya.'
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