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Fri Jun 30 20:44:12 CDT 2006
Kuntimaddi Sadananda, you are indeed a realized soul!
On 6/30/06, kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Shree Sylvain - PraNAms
> AS I understand:
> Adhyaasa is specifically used as error of superimposition - it is like
> snake where there is a rope. Here it is not that snake is superimposed
> on top of the rope. Here the error is mistaking snake where the rope
> is. The error arises because of ignorance of the rope. Mind projects
> something other than what it is. Ignorance 'as though' covers the true
> identity of the object while due to vixepa Shakti the mind projects
> something other than what it is. This error is adhyaasa. In terms of
> its application Shakaara says the perception of the world as different
> from its substative Brahman is an error of superimposing something other
> than what is - hence adhyaasa. If I see something different from Brahman
> it is an error. Any object seen is therefore an error, since Brahman
> cannot be seen.
> Adhyaaropa apavAda is slightly different - it is a method of teaching
> adopted by Vedas to teach, that which cannot be taught. It is not an
> error but a progressive teaching to take the student from vyaavahaarika
> satyam to transcendental reality. For example, Vedas define first
> Brahman as jagat kAraNam or the cause for the world. Once one
> appreciates that level and take Iswara as prabhu or the Lord and pursue
> the yoga (karma, upAsana and jnAna), then vedas goes one step further
> and as though pulls the carpet underneath to declare that Brahman is
> not even a cause and there is no creation either since there is nothing
> other than Brahman. nedam yadidam upAsate - Brahman is not this that
> you worship. Until then worship is required for chitta suddhi but one
> has to graduate from that, and go beyond cause and effect relationships,
> which are time bound. That methodology of teaching is called adhyaaropa
> apavAda. For more details, Please see the error analysis discussed in
> the Notes on Mandukya.
> Hari OM!
> --- Sylvain <elisabeth-sylvain at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > Namaste
> > At the beginning of the page
> > http://www.geocities.com/snsastri/vedacontent.html
> > there is the word adhyAsa meaning superimposition.
> > In a book on the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, the word adhyAropa is
> > used to mean superimposition.
> > Can we say adhyAsa and adhyAropa are synonyms ?
> > Sylvain
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