[Advaita-l] Can a mithyA-vastu produce an effect? असत्यवस्तुनः अर्थक्रियाकारित्वम्

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed May 25 06:54:31 CDT 2011

2011/5/23 Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>

> Namaste
>  It proves Ramanuja theory there is little bit of everything in
> everything.
> A person can see the hidden silver in shell. But he may see large
> quantity instead of small. That is the error in quantity only. But
> silver is there in shell. The snake is there in rope. The Man is there
> in pillar.

Is the defective indriya responsible ONLY to reveal the silver, that is
yathaartha rajatasadbhAvaH, in the shell but also the accurate quantity,
yathaartha rajataparimaaNa?  If it is just the former and not the latter,
then there is ayathArtha jnAna with respect to the parimANa and the theory
'all jnana is yathArtha' is contradicted.  rajatasadbhaave yaathaarthyam api
tu tatparimANAmshe ayathArthatvam.

It  would be interesting to know what is the anubhava of the one who has had
the prior rajataanubhava and the subsequent tadabhAvAnubhava.   Does he feel
'There is indeed silver in this shell but not that much as i initially
perceived'?  or is the very first anubhava is of this manner:  idam
(etat)parimANakam rajatam' (instead of 'idam rajatam' as articulated by one
who spots silver in a shell erroneously).  Does someone who gets silver
perception in a shell wait for Ramanuja's correction to base his anubhava?
  Does Ramanuja aim at proving Shankara's theory of error wrong or
everyone's experience about an erroneous experience wrong?


> Regards,

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