[Advaita-l] vidya,avidya and Brahman and holography

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 25 06:25:30 CDT 2009

There is a subtle difference in the way we see and the Jivanmukta sees. The Jivanmukta has the Vidya and realises what is Maya and others do not. The latter is due to Avidya. Other scholars may tell this in a more rigorous way. I feel just a simplistic statement that Vidya and Aditya can coexist in Brahman may not be adequate.

Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Thu, 9/24/09, srikanta <srikanta at nie.ac.in> wrote:

From: srikanta <srikanta at nie.ac.in>
Subject: [Advaita-l] vidya,avidya and Brahman and holography
To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 6:41 AM

This is with reference to the Email on the above topic.the sender states
that a scholar Mr.Stephen has developed a model on how vidya and avidya
can coexist in Brahman.This has already been explained starting from Adi
shankara and the succesive disciples and commentators on how vidya and
avidya can coexist in Brahman.There is copious material on how the jiva
can acquire avidya and how avidya can exist on Brahman.As for as
Vishishtadwaita is concerned,Ramanuja outrightly dismisses that vidya and
avidya can coexist in Brahman.His interpretation of vidya is different as
for him Bhakthi or upasana through "sharanagati" is the ultimate.Infact
the interpretation of Ramanuja and the vishishtadwaitis has no scriptural

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