[Advaita-l] adhyAropa - apavAda in the Prashnopanishat

vinayaka ns brahmavadin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 01:26:44 CDT 2013

In this regard there is a fine statement by the AchArya in the
bruhadAraNyaka shruti:

'yadi hi namarUpE na vyAkriyete tadA asyAtmano nirupAdhikam rUpam
prajnAnaghanAkyam na pratikhyAyEta' 2-5-19

If there was no manifestation of name & form (by brahman), we would have
never known its true nature which is prajnAnaghana.

Best Wishes,


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> In the sixth chapter of the Prashnopanishat the first mantra is about
> 'where does the entity with 16 kalA-s reside?'  The second mantra is in
> reply: 'Here alone, in this body, does the puruSha (with 16 kalA-s)
> resides. The third mantra is about:
> 3     The Purusha reflected: "What is it by whose departure I shall depart
> and by whose staying I shall stay?"
> This mantra comes to specify(1)  that the sixteen kalA-s (parts) are
> created by a sentient being, the Purusha and (2) the order, krama, in which
> the 16 are created.

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