Question on mAyA

Shrinivas Gadkari sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 11 13:18:19 CST 2002

>Let me first attempt to state the questionerÂ’s viewpoint.  Unless mAyA is
>already present, neither concealment nor projection can take place. Is
>mAyA then coeval with brahman? Do they exist side by side? Does this not
>contradict the non-dual status of brahman?


This is a long standing issue that bothers me. For the time being
if we admit that brahman has parts, in particular we postulate brahman's
shakti. And mAyA is one aspect of that supreme shakti. Using this model
of shaiva / shrI vidyA tradition really simplifies many issues.

I would like to hear from list members on this issue.

Shrinivas Gadkari

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