[Advaita-l] Fwd: "time" as defined in Vedanta pariBAsha.
narayana145 at yahoo.co.in
Thu Dec 22 06:08:45 CST 2016
Dear Sri Siva Sena Nori,
Time is mithya . This can be clearly seen / Cognized by referring to one's own anuBava of Waking, dream and deep sleep states. The subject of time does not need a study of the book which you have quoted. Please permit me to draw your kind attention to mantra 7-26-1 of Chandogya Upanishad which concludes as stated below : "Atmata EvEdagM sarvamiti||"
Chronological time exists within the two states of waking and dream which are of vyaBicarita svarUpa , psychological time is there when there is a thought which exists in NOW, the kUTasthacaitanya.
Finally any discussion on time-space is not needed by a mumukshu as it is of academic interest only.
With respectful namaskarams,Sreenivasa Murthy.
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Fwd: "time" as defined in Vedanta pariBAsha.
Sri V. Subramanian has said:
In Advaita time is also a product, just as any other object, emerging from
Brahman: Says Shankara in the Taittiriya bhāṣya:
To add to the above, one may refer to the viyadadhikaraNam in Brahmasutrabhashya (2.3.1 to 2.3.7) where the question of whether aakASa is created (kaarya, a product) or not is taken up. There after presenting Sruti statements and arguments, it is shown that a aakaaSa is indeed aVivarta of Brahman. At the end of the adhikaraNa, Bhagavatpaada says: "etenadikkaalamanaHparamaaNvaadInaaṃ kaaryatvaM vyaakhyātam" (By this it is explainedthat dik (direction), kaala (time), manas (mind), paramANu (atom) and others areeffects). Here reliance is placed upon satkaaryavaada.
In Advaita Vedanta, usually the concept of Time is not further elaborated. If one wants a more detailed treatment, one ought to refer to VaakyapadIya of Bhartrhari - specifically the kAlasamuddeSa which occurs in the padakANDa.
Sabdaadvaita of Bhartrhari is quite similar to Advaita; at any rate, if one has questions about how the unreal Time operates, Bhartrhari is the best guide in tradition.
If members are interested kAlasamuddeSa could be presented in some detail.
RegardsN. Siva Senani
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