[Advaita-l] A reference to 'jIvAshritA avidyA'

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 11:09:48 CST 2011

In support of jIva being the support of avidyA the following verse/mantra
is apparently stated in the Advaitasiddhi:

स्वेनैव कल्पिते देशे व्योम्नि यद्वद्घटादिकम् ।
तथा जीवाश्रिताऽविद्यां मन्यन्ते ज्ञानकोविदाः ॥

A pot for example, comes into being in the vast space and occupies a place
even while containing (pot)space within it. In the same way the jiva comes
into being and occupies a place in avidyA even while containing avidyA
within itself.  Thus do the wise hold.

Would anyone please provide the reference of the above verse/mantra?


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