[Advaita-l] Avidyaa is Subjective not Objective

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu May 23 07:22:57 CDT 2013

But in 'Brahman assuming the jIvabhAva due to avidyA' Whose Avidyaa it is?
If you say Brahma has taken Jeevabhava because of his own Avidyaa it is 
correct because Brahma cannot have Avidyaa. If you say Brahma has taken
Jeevabhava because of Jeeva's Avidyaa there is a circular logic. Who is
first? Jeeva or Jeeva's Avidyaa? If Jeeva is first - How Brahma became 
Jeeva without Avidyaa? If Jeeva's Avidyaa is first - how that Avidyaa came
without Jeeva? You have not solved the Problem. The correct answer is
Avidyaa is for person having the Adhyaasa. Jeeva, Ishwara and Maayaa are
imagined through Avidyaa.

praNAms Sri Venkatesh prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Strictly speaking questions about avidyA Ashraya, vishaya etc. (avidyA to 
whom??  about which matter?? etc.) not at all arise in advaita, it is in 
dvaita vyavahAra only these question arise because here tiny jeeva without 
knowing his bhUma rUpa asking these silly questions by identifying himself 
with BMI and objectifying the avidyA as a separate thing!!  This tiny 
jeeva does not realize the truth that this whole gamut of dvaita is 
adhyastha only ( adhyArOpita and avidyaka).  Hence shankara answers this 
question of  jeeva and says avidyA is to you who is asking the question. 
and if you realize that you are that Ishwara, then to NO ONE there is 
ajnAna whatsoever. 

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

More information about the Advaita-l mailing list