[Advaita-l] AchArya on the Objects of the Waking State(B.S.II.2.29)

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 22:41:24 CDT 2007

On 02/09/07, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> Yes this is all I meant by that statement.  Translation is more of an art
> than a science and delusion is not perfect but atleast nearer than illusion.

Indeed, translation is an art. Also, the same word may be understood
differently depending on one's vasana-s. To me, delusion is a somewhat
negative term - a better equivalent for avidya than maya. The negative
term has its utility in the sense that it prods the seeker to overcome
Maya to me has positive connotations - the wondrous world of name and
form, which is empirically real, of which the shastra-s are a part, in
which the laws of physics operate, which pulsates with energy, and so

As they say Shiva is Shakti at rest, Shakti is Shiva in motion!


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