[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is brahman !!??
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Tue Apr 12 21:46:40 CDT 2016
Nice sharing from Kena and BSB ..
On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> In (BSB 3.2.21), Shankara says "tayA cha avidyA bAdhyate, tatashcha
> avidyAdhyasta: sakaloyam *nAmarUpa prapaNcha: svapnaprapanchavat
> pravilIyate*" - "as a result of that, this whole manifestation of the
> *world as names and forms* superimposed by ignorance is negated like things
> seen in a dream."
> If world as names and forms is subject to bAdha, jagat AkAra must be mithyA
> too. What is jagat AkAra if not form?
> On 8 Apr 2016 5:55 a.m., "Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l" <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Namaste all,
> > I couldn't resist sharing this, especially with many silent readers of
> > list, hence the mail.
> > Coincidentally, I came across a statement by Bhashyakara in
> > kenopanishadbhAshya under 1.5 yadvAcA... where he clearly explains why
> > Shruti uses specific words and repeats the idea in the same mantra to
> > categorize what exactly is brahman and everything else as *not brahman*.
> > तदेव ब्रह्म त्वं विद्धि इत्युक्तेऽपि नेदं ब्रह्म इत्यनात्मनोऽब्रह्मत्वं
> > पुनरुच्यते नियमार्थम् अन्यब्रह्मबुद्धिपरिसंख्यानार्थं वा ॥
> > tadeva brahma tvam viddhi ityukte api na idam brahma iti anAtmanaH
> > *abrahmatvam* punaH uchyate *niyamArtham*
> > *anyabrahmabuddhiparisaMkhyAnArthaM* vA. Even after saying "may you know
> > that alone as brahman", again (by Shruti) *abrahmatvam for non-self/
> > is asserted so: "not this as brahman" for the purpose of *restriction* or
> > for the purpose of *exclusion of brahmabuddhi in other/ jagat*.
> > There cannot be any clearer words than this to say that "anything other
> > than upAdhirahitAtma/ adjunct-free self" =jagat is mithyA, Bhashyakara
> > that the intention of the Shruti is to convey anAtmanaH abrahmatvam.
> > gurupAdukAbhyAm,
> > --Praveen R. Bhat
> > /* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
> > [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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