[Advaita-l] Mithya and Maya

Sarma KV sarmakv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 00:29:59 CDT 2009

Thank you, Sri Jaldhar.
I rapped myself for trying to 'correct' what you (Jaldhar) wrote. I knew
that you meant it right, but I just wanted to dwell for a little longer
'thinking' about the concept. Hence the mail.

namO namaH

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Sarma KV wrote:
> Dear Sri Jaldhar,
>> The word *mithya* doesn't mean "false." It means "transient", not
>> constant,
>> not permanent, not lasting (naSvaram = bound to perish), and
>> not-independent. Jagat is leela.
>> In contrast brahma is satyam. It is not-transient. It is independent,
>> Sudhdham and nityam.
>> This is Sankara's view behind using the word "*mithya*" rather than "*
>> asatyam*" or some other word to mean "false."
> This is the problem with translating Sanskrit concepts I suppose.  What I
> specifically mean by false is epistemologically false.  Perhaps it is better
> put as "invalid" rather than "false".
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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