[Advaita-l] Creation & Creator
Vidyasankar Sundaresan via Advaita-l
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Thu Jun 19 22:02:13 CDT 2014
> sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> The base presumptions in this particular case relate to the eternality of creation
> > prabhuji does not creation has been explained as 'pariNAmi nitya' in advaita??
That is just a term to distinguish it from the nityatva of Atman - brahman, after denying the reality of pariNAma in brahman.
> and the notion of realization as an event in time,
> > prabhuji, if my memory serves me right in the context of samAdhi experience on a particular day, time etc. I think it has been argued that realization is an event in time for that particular jeeva.
> happening to particular jIva-s and not to other jIva-s.
A samAdhi experience at a particular time and place happens to the mind that enters samAdhi at that particular time and place. This serves as a window/mirror for the jIva to cease the adhyAsa of anAtman on itself (Atman), or at least to loosen the bondage of this adhyAsa if not cease it altogether. Nothing really happens to the jIva. In reality, the question of "not to other jIva-s" does not arise.
To say, even only as a matter of speech, that samAdhi happens to one jIvAtman and not to other jIvAtman-s, is itself an instance of adhyAsa of the manas/citta onto the jIva, whereas mano-buddhy-ahaMkAra-cittAni nAham.
I will leave the rest unsaid.
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