[Advaita-l] 'Difference' is due to 'upAdhi'
rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 15:13:41 CDT 2011
2011/10/27 V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>:
> In the Brahmasutra Bhashya 'ata eva chopamA sUryakAdivat' (3.2.18) Sri
> Shankaracharya quotes a passage as follows:
> //....जलसूर्यकादिवदित्युपमोपादीयते *मोक्षशास्त्रे* -
> ‘यथा ह्ययं ज्योतिरात्मा विवस्वानपो भिन्ना बहुधैकोऽनुगच्छन् ।
> *उपाधिना क्रियते भेदरूपो* देवः क्षेत्रेष्वेमजोऽयमात्मा । इति । (shruti
> reference not given anywhere)
> एक एव हि भूतात्मा भूते भूते व्यवस्थितः । एकधा बहुधा चैव दृश्यते जलचन्द्रवत्
> [ब्रह्मबिन्दूपनिषत् १२] इत्येवमादिषु । [This is reminiscent of the
> Kathopanishat mantras 2.2.9, 10, 11 and 12 : अग्निर्यथैको भुवनं प्रविष्टः
> रूपं रूपं प्रतिरूपं बभूव....etc.]
> Thus there is ample proof in the Upanishads for the fact that differences
> are aupAdhika. The first quoted shruti is quoted by Jiva Goswami (Gaudiya
> Vaishnava) also in his ‘satsandarbha’ commentary on the Srimadbhagavatam. He
> also marks it as a shruti.
> Is there any clue as to which shruti the first quoted passage in the BSB
> above belongs? It surely must be from a shruti as Shankara says:
> *Have any other Acharyas quoted this Shruti/passage?
amR^itabindu upanishad if my memory serves me right.
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