[Advaita-l] An article on 'avidyA'

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 05:36:25 CDT 2011


Here is an article titled 'avidyA' -


Here is an excerpt from the article:

*advaita* regards *brahman* as the sole absolute reality, *pAramArthika*.
The question arises as to the status of the world and the *jIva*, the
individual soul that are encountered by all of us. These are accorded a less
real or relatively real status known as *vyAvahArika*. According to *advaita
* the *vyAvahArika* is due to ignorance. To the question 'whose ignorance?'
the *shastra* answers that as the very appearance of the *vyAvahArika* is
due to ignorance, the ignorance, *avidyA*, has to be connected to
*brahman*which is the sole existing principle before the arrival of
*vyAvahArika*. Thus goes a verse:...




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