[Advaita-l] Creation ex nihilo (was Re: Advaita vEdAnta - Unit(27))

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Sun May 6 12:50:06 CDT 2007

On 5/6/07, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Again, note that Anand's example is different from yours, principally
> because he took into account Ignorance as not merely Absence of
> Knowledge, but PRESENCE OF ERRONEOUS COGNITION. In other words,
> Ignorance can come in two forms:
> Ignorance = Absence of Knowledge (CANNOT BE A CAUSE)
> Ignorance = Presence of Erroneous Cognition (CAN BE A CAUSE)

To put what Kartik said in another way:

That aj~naana and mithyaa-j~naana are fundamentally different, in the
sense that the former is the logical cause of the latter, is treated
by Sureshvara in 3.1-3.7 of NaiShkarmya Siddhi.


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