[Advaita-l] A study of a chapter of the book `BhAmatI-samAlochanam'.

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 01:41:02 CDT 2010

On 22 April 2010 02:24, savithri devaraj <savithri_devaraj at yahoo.com> wrote:
<< All this, including this discussion, is in the realm of a
subjective ignorance, which is completely negated on the realization
that I have never been tainted by avidya ever. Since it is mithyA and
is only a concession in the empirical view, avidya is an
epistemological device only. Yes, vedAnta makes one realize their

Oh no, avidyA is certainly not a purely epistemological device. It
also has ontological characteristics as it is responsible for the
appearance of space, time and all objects. As avidyA is essentially
the superimsposition of pramAtR^itvam on the Atman it would be more
accurate to say that the distinction of ontology and epistemology is a
consequence of avidyA.

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