[Advaita-l] Ghata Bhashya 3 - MUST SEE- superb videos on Sankara Bhashya
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Mon Feb 19 00:33:37 EST 2018
There are some points in this video. The Ajata Vada is following from
Vivarta Vaada. The clay is the Karana and pot is the Karya. But pot is not
true as pot but only as clay. Therefore there is no separate thing like
pot. This means only clay exists and not pot. But for this clay there is no
Birth. It is not produced. It does not die. This is Ajata Vaada and
accepted in Advaita.
Swamiji is starting to explain beginning sentences in घट भाष्य.
The Upanishad text for Bhashya is -
नैवेह किञ्चनाग्र आसीन्मृत्युनैवेदमावृतमासीदशनाययाशनाया हि
मृत्युस्तन्मनोऽकुरुतात्मन्वी स्यामिति । सोऽर्चन्नचरत्तस्यार्चत
आपोऽजायन्तार्चते वै मे कमभूदिति तदेवार्कस्यार्कत्वं कं ह वा अस्मै भवति य
एवमेतदर्कस्यार्कत्वं वेद ॥ १ ॥
किं शून्यमेव बभूव ? शून्यमेव स्यात् ; ‘नैवेह किञ्चन’ इति श्रुतेः, न कार्यं
कारणं वासीत् ; उत्पत्तेश्च ; उत्पद्यते हि घटः ; अतः प्रागुत्पत्तेर्घटस्य
नास्तित्वम् । ननु कारणस्य न नास्तित्वम् , मृत्पिण्डादिदर्शनात् ;
यन्नोपलभ्यते तस्यैव नास्तिता । अस्तु कार्यस्य, न तु कारणस्य,
उपलभ्यमानत्वात् । न, प्रागुत्पत्तेः सर्वानुपलम्भात् ।
अनुपलब्धिश्चेदभावहेतुः, सर्वस्य जगतः प्रागुत्पत्तेर्न कारणं कार्यं
वोपलभ्यते ; तस्मात्सर्वस्यैवाभावोऽस्तु ॥
First the Shunyavadi is saying there was only Void before Creation because
Sruti has said there was nothing. But the Logician interrupts and says
there was Karana. Because we see before pot is made the Karana Clay is
existing. You cannot say even Karana was not existing. But Shunyavadi
argues there was no Upalabdhi of Karana and Karya both before Creation.
Therefore everything was absent. The Vedanti now replies. You cannot say
nothing was there because Sruti has said It was covered by Death.
What is this Death? It is Maya Shabalita Brahma only. You can say it is
Ishwara also. Karya and Karana were both there. Why? Because Sruti has said
Death was covering all this. Karana was covering Karya. If Karya is not
there like Logician says there is nothing to cover. But Sruti is saying
Death was covering something. What? All this world or the Karya. Both
Coverer Karana and Covered Karya were there. This is why Sruti said Death
Shunyavadi and Naiyayika both are Asatkarya Vadis. But Naiyayika believes
Karya is real and Shunyavadi says both Karana and Karya are not real. Adi
Sankara has silenced them both with one superb stroke.
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 8:16 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>
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