Differences between Vedantic schools

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Sun Aug 22 00:08:44 CDT 1999

On Wed, 18 Aug 1999, Ravi wrote:

> Ishwara is brahman qualified by mAya as you say. But jIva is brahman
> qualified by avidyA.

But what is the difference between avidya and maya?  As far as Advaita
Vedanta is concerned they amount to the same thing--the non-apprehension
of the true nature of reality.  Maya is specifically called the
superimposition of a false cognition onto a true one as in the case of the
rope mistaken as a snake.  Avidya of the jiva can be defined this way as
the superimposition of difference on that which is truly non-different.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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