[Advaita-l] Fwd: "time" as defined in Vedanta pariBAsha.

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 11:29:26 CST 2016

This discussion was a very interesting and fruitful one. We could get to
know a lot of aspects and views. Maybe someone can make an e-book of this
thread and upload it in the archives of this forum.


On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 9:27 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste Chandramouliji
> Thanks for the interesting extracts from Prof. Hiryanna's article.
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 7:35 PM, H S Chandramouli <
> hschandramouli at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Be that as it may,  sushupti is considered to be the best illustration
> > for pralaya from several viewpoints. One is as to how or when  one
> > wakesup to jAgrat from sushupti. There is no conception of time in
> > sushupti. It is mentioned in Kaivalyopanishad that the jiva wakesup from
> > sushupti when he is due to experience the fruits of his actions (vyashti
> > karmaphala). Same is the case with Creation after pralaya. Creation “
> > appears”  when collectively all the jivas are due to experience the
> > fruits of their actions (samashti karmaphalas).
> >
> True, this was another thing I was going to mention; however, the usage of
> the word "when" cannot be avoided even in relation to karmaphala being ripe
> for experience for shRShTi to start whether from pralaya or nityapralaya.
> "When" indicates time whether we like it or not, which itself can be
> pravAhanitya. That is why the inference of time being existent. Subbuji
> also confirmed that parakAla is not destroyed during pralaya. This is what
> is referred to in Suta Samhita since it is a sambandha between Shiva and
> Maya, which will be there as long as Maya is there.
> Finally, as you too agree, as long as it doesn't contradict the
> mUlasiddhAnta, it quite doesn't matter because finally everything other
> than brahman, whether perceived or inferred, is mithyA. We give it a place
> to explain things, so that we can move across a logical hurdle as well.
> Kind rgds,
> --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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