[Advaita-l] An article on 'avidyA'

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 12:23:35 CDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> 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 the
> *vyAvahArika*.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> The above gives us the impression that avidyA is 'brahmAbhinna' or there
> will be duality i.e. brahmA & avidyA right from the beginning and this would
> mean 'avidyA' is as eternal & absolute as brahman!!


A reading of the full article will show that there is no room for the above
impression in Advaita.


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