[Advaita-l] World is Flower in the Sky
brahmavadin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 06:49:09 CDT 2013
On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
> There is nothing wrong in accepting several jiva-s in the vyavaharika but
> it is good to realize that all this 'several' becomes absorbed into the One
> and this happens 'through' *an* aspirant. This step is inevitable.
> The brahmasutra vRtti of Sri Sadashivendra Saraswati for 3.2.37 has an
> interesting observation:
> 'AkAshavat sarvagatashcha nityaH', 'nityaH sarvagataH shANuH' (BG 2.24)
> ityaadiruktaH. tasmAt advitIyasya brahmaNaH AvidyakaM sarvam-AdAya
> sarvagatatvam siddham.
> [The all-pervading nature of Atman is established in the scripture by
> admitting an illusory all-ness.]
> The idea is: 'all' itself is only an illusory manifestation of the One; One
> cannot also be many. Yet, by admitting such allness the Atman is taught to
> be infinite. 'anekam' is 'ekam' and when it is seen that anekam has no
> real existence apart from ekam, even the name 'ekam' no longer carries
This is the crux of the matter; nicely summarized.
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