VichAra vs. yoga (was Re: Kashmiri Shaivism)

Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan kartik at ECE.UTEXAS.EDU
Tue May 7 15:18:52 CDT 2002

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Shrinivas Gadkari wrote:


> I quote from my earlier response:
> "It is like this: you dwell in your inherent nature of bliss, due to
> your own impulse you desire to witness duality, by your maya shakti
> you project some images and experience them, in the process generate
> karma, and modify the images as per the karma, always resting in
> bliss intermittently.

I condense from my earlier response:

"But advaita is like this: there is neither impulse nor desire nor
duality. No maya, no projection, no generation, no karma. There is only
the Self."

The very definition of "mAyA" is "yA mA" or "which is not".
That which is not is mAyA.

The kevalAdvaita of GauDapAda negates all generation, hence it is called
"ajAti vAda" or "doctrine of non-generation".

The vAda you're espousing is a theory that you've spun out of your
imagination, not advaita.


> Regards
> Shrinivas


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