[Advaita-l] Re: the necessity of shruti pramANa

Amuthan aparyap at yahoo.co.in
Thu Mar 16 22:00:05 CST 2006

namo nArAyaNAya!

dear shrI bhAskar,

--- bhaskar.yr_at_in.abb.com wrote:
> AFAIK, avidya is not anirvachanIya but mAya has been
> described as
> anirvachanIya (cannot be defined as sat or asat) 
> shankara clearly states
> that avidyA is anAdi & naisargika to human mind
> which can be eradicated
> completely through jnAna...

our normal vyavahAra presupposes avidyA , but avidyA
doesn't exist in the absolute sense. so, avidyA cannot
be categorized as either existent or non-existent.

even in vyavahAra, avidyA can be classified as
anirvachanIya in the sense that it's cause is unknown
and/or unknowable. 

vasudevaH sarvaM,

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