[Advaita-l] BhAgavatam : The objective world is illusory
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Mar 7 03:20:50 CST 2014
praNAms Sri ChandramouLi prabhuji
The use of the word mind as the cause of the illusion in respect of
creation I think always is confusing.
> Not only confusing it also ruins almost half of the advaita siddhAnta
Individual jiva's mind itself is an
illusory creation from the paramarthic standpoint. So is Creation.
> one of the theories that we can find with respect to jagat is, this
whole jagat (including multiple jeeva-s, their karma, bhOga etc.) is the
svapna of samashti mind of hiraNyagarbha.
Hence should not the word for cause of Creation be interpreted as Maya
instead of mind ? Nodoubt subsequently in some places the word maya is
used. But is it not preferable to use the word maya only anytime the
context is Creation.
> IMHO, when it comes to the context of creation, advaita asserts that
brahman is the abhinna nimittOpadAna kAraNa for this jagat. Hence,
shankara at times, treats kArya jagat on par with kAraNa brahman. Just
see his statement in sUtra bhAshya : yathA cha kAraNAM brahma
trishukAleshu sattvaM na vyabhicharati evaM kAryamapi jagat trishu kAleshu
sattvaM na vyabhicharati....I dont think translation is required for this
simple & straight forward declaration of shankara. If the jagat (kArya
rUpa) is (individual) mind's funny creation, then we will have to throw
out these statements from shankara's bhAshya since statement like these
does not mean anything in the context of creation.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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