[Advaita-l] Imagined Nature of Root Ignorance in Vivaranam
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Aug 17 05:39:49 CDT 2012
>From the above it is clear that Sri SSS admits of an ignorance
> I dont know how this can be charged against Sri SSS, as he clearly says
adhyAsa is what termed as avidyA and which is anAdi & naisargika as
cleared by shankara in adhyAsa bhAshya. Moreover, Sri SSS is not saying
jnAnAbhAva is the upAdAna kAraNa for the adhyAsa to equate him with
mUlAvidyAvAdins. He is saying cause and effect relationship itself takes
place in adhyAsa which is naisargika & anAdi.
It is also clear, from the concluding remarks
above, that he has, erroneously, equated the *bhAvarUpa* status of *
mUlAvidyA* with the Reality of *brahman*.
> panchapAdika vivaraNa says that this mUlAvidyA exists with brahman in
the beginning before creation. If reference needed from the panchapAdika
work, I shall provide on Monday.
He says that accepting a
condition of ignorance prior to superimposition is *a logical
presupposition, a necessary implication of thought. *What prevents him
from extending this privilege of logical necessity to the Acharyas who
found it necessary to posit a condition preceding *adhyAsa* and naming
it '*mUlAvidyA*'? It would be pertinent to examine how and in what ways
is the *'want of knowledge' or 'j~nAna abhAva'* as his followers term
it, is different in kind from the *mUlAvidyA* that SSS opposes
> it is because mUlAvidyAvAins say this mUlAvidyA is neither jnAnAbhAva,
nor vipareeta grahaNa nor saMshaya, it is neither abhAva it is jnAna
virOdhi bhAvarUpa which has the existence in Atma chaitanya and in
sushupti it will be there with Atman with the vikshepa saMskAra etc. and
it is sAkshi vedya. It is this mUlAvidyA, Sri SSS refuting vehemently.
If any paNchapAdika vivaraNa scholar has any clarification with regard to
this, I would be eager to know.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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