[Advaita-l] Body is the disease
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Thu Jan 16 23:04:49 CST 2014
Bhaskar YR wrote:
>As we know jeeva is kevala parikalpita due to upAdhi saMbandha. yAvadeva
>cha ayaM budhyupAdhi saMbandhaH tAvat jeevasya jeevatvaM saMsAritvaM
>cha..paramArthastu na jeevO nAma budhyupAdhi sambandha parikalpita
>svarUpavyatirekeNa asti...clarifies shankara in sUtra bhAshya. So, assume
>that there is jeevatva we need upAdhi...so, what exactly is this upAdhi??
>is this avidyAkruta ?? if the answer is yes for this, then we have to go
>by vivaraNakAra-s brahmAshrita mUlAvidyA which is the locus of jeevatva or
>socalled jeeva's upAdhi. If the locus to this sOpAdhika jeeva is not
>brahmAshrita avidyA then what exactly is the cause of this upAdhi which is
>in turn the main cause of jeeva's parichinnatva?? Please clarify.
The difference between avidyA and jIva is this. From a pAramArthika
viewpoint, avidyA does not exist at all, while it is admitted that
jIva is the same as Brahman. Hence, it is not appropriate to say the
locus (Ashraya) of jIva is avidyA. However, if Ashraya is taken to
mean adhiShThAna, then the adhiShThAna of jIva is Brahman, since jIva
is Brahman with avidyA as the limiting adjunct.
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