[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** RE: pariNAma and vivarta
janaswamy2001 at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 8 10:04:59 CDT 2015
thank you and regards
-- durga prasad
> Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 10:49:27 +0530
> Subject: Re: ***UNCHECKED*** [Advaita-l] pariNAma and vivarta
> From: v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
> To: janaswamy2001 at hotmail.com; advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 2:40 AM, Durga Janaswamy via Advaita-l
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> Hari Om,
> परिणाम and विवर्त
> pariNAma and vivarta
> I heard one sloka
> अतात्त्विको अन्यथा भाव विवर्त उदिरित
> तात्त्विको अन्यथा भाव परिणाम
> atAttviko anyathA bhAva vivarta udirita
> tAttviko anyathA bhAva pariNAma
> I could not grasp the words accurately. Please give me the correct sloka.
> Please also explain the meaning of the sloka as per Advaita Vendata.
> The above statement means:
> 'Vivarta' is that 'change', 'becoming something else', which is unreal.
> [The example of a rope that is wrongly seen / grasped as a snake]
> Pariṇāma is that change, becoming something else, which is real. [The
> analogy of milk becoming something else, curd.]
> In the first case the rope does not undergo any change really; it is
> only wrongly seen to be a snake. Yet, from the point of view of error,
> it is spoken of as having undergone a change, by courtesy.
> It is only in the second case there is a real change in the original
> object. It does undergo a true transformation which leaves it
> completely a different object.
> As per Vedanta, Brahman is wrongly seen as the world/jiva and hence
> there is no transformation of Brahman; it is only an erroneous
> perception. Hence, a vivarta.
> For the Sānkhyas, the mūlaprakṛti transforms into the world through a
> The syntactical correctness of the statement provided cannot be
> verified as the source of the same is not known.
> Thank you and regards
> -- durga prasad
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