[Advaita-l] Bondage and Liberation,Isitlogical or Illogical?
srirudra at vsnl.com
Sat Feb 9 06:46:46 CST 2013
Dear Srikanta Narayanaswami
>From your post I understand that Advaita school views Maya as an external
one which subjects the jiva into samsara and Dwaita school views Maya as an
one which inheres in the jiva and is called Vishnu Maya.Whether my
understanding is correct?R.Krishnamoorthy.
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From: "Srikanta Narayanaswami" <srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [Advaita-l] Bondage and Liberation,Isitlogical or Illogical?
In continuation of my reply on 9th Feb.to Sri.Subramaniam's response to my
posting on 4th Feb.on the above topic,I hereby summarise my reply:
In his commentary on the Karika,"Anadimayaya suptah yada jivah
prabhudhyate"Madhwacharya"means Maya as "Vishnu Maya".Sri.Subramaniam quotes
Bhagawad Gita,Kathopanishat to explain that Maya/Iccha,and there is nothing
wrong to call "Maya'as such.But,in the karika of Sri.Gaudapada,it is
mentioned only."Anadi maya".Sri.Shankara explains what is this 'Anadi
Maya"?This "AnadimYa'belongs to the "Jiva".This "Maya'has two fold
"Lakshana".One is 'Tatvaapratibodha
rupena"bijatmana,anyathagrahanalakshanena ca anadikalapravrttena
Mayalakshanena svapena "Mama ayam pita,putroyam ,napta,ksetram
,grham,pashavah,aham esham svami,sukhi,duhki,kshayitoham
anena,vardhitasca,anena iti evam prakaran svapnan sthanadvayepi pashyan
suptah,yada Vedntarthatatvaabhijnena parama karunikena Guruna "nasi evam
tvam hetuphalatmakah kimtu "Tatvamasi"iti pratibhodhyamanah ,tada evam
We see from the commentary of Sri.Shankara,the Mya which is beginningless
cases the 'Jiva"to cause the non-apprehension(Tatvaapratibodharupa)which is
in seedform(Bijatmana)and "Anyathagrahana lakshana"which is "anadikala
pravrttena Mayalakshanena"as "Mama ayam pita,putroyam etc.
There is need to read "Vishnu Maya"as belonging to "Vishnu".This is in
"Jiva"himself in "Atman".This is the important difference between
Sri.Shankara's and Madhwacharya's explanation.It is also the essential and
prominent difference between the 'Adwaita"and "Dwaita" schools.
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