[Advaita-l] 'asat' also means 'mithyA'
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 9 07:38:29 CDT 2013
Shree Rajaram - PraNAms - I think your question was answered by Subbuji's post. Mithyaa implies that which is experienced but not eternal to come under the category of absolutely real. Whatever is perceived or known or experienced in any state is mithyaa says Shankara - dRisyatvaat. Hence the world comes under mithyaa only as it is known or knowable entity via a pramANa. The discussion is only in terms of what sat and asat in the sloka II-16 refer to. While agreeing with Subbuji, I am only presenting an alternate view point.
> From: Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com>
>If this world does not exist, then the why do we experience it? As long as
>we live, we will experience the world. If this world does exist, then
>according to Lord Krishna, it cannot cease to be. However, we know that it
>goes through creation and destruction. Hence, what Lord Krishna says
>contradicts our direct perception. You can say that my direct perception
>is due to my ajnana. If my ajnana exists, it cannot cease to be. If it does
>not exist, then we are back to the original question. Why do I have direct
>perception of jagat? :)
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