[Advaita-l] avidya is Agantuka

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 10:33:01 CST 2016

Namaste Sri Chandramouli Ji

I had noted your references in earlier e-mail, but had not got chance to
check the same (in the bhashyam and the context in which it is stated), for
the mention of avidya as Agantuka ..Thanks for the clarification

As we can see in Br.Up bhAshyam, it is said that the svayam jyotistvam of
Atman is not perceived in sushupti, due to ekibhAvam

** स्वयञ्ज्योतिष्ट्वस्य सुषुप्ते अग्रहणम् एकीभावाद्धेतोः, न तु
कामकर्मादिवत् आगन्तुकम्

In that line, it is said while avidya is Agantuka, svayam jyotistvam is
not, as it is the very innate nature of Atman.

It further states - self-effulgent Atman (in sushupti) is free from

** अविद्याकामकर्मविनिर्मुक्तमेव तद्रूपम्, यत् सुषुप्ते आत्मनो गृह्यते
प्रत्यक्षत इति

In this line of thought, was interested to see further refs/elaboration
regarding this mention.


On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> Sri Ravi Kiran Ji,
> Have I misundrestood your question when I had replied earlier ?? Does your
> question pertain to the reasons advanced , namely  << for it is
> unattached, while they are
> adventitious. >> , being repeated elsewhere ( shruti/bhashyam ) ?? If so ,
> of course my earlier response does not address the question.
> Regards
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Ravi Kiran via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Namaste
>> In the bhashyam to Br.Up.4.3.22, it is said that ..
>> प्रकृतः स्वयञ्ज्योतिरात्मा अविद्याकामकर्मविनिर्मुक्त इत्युक्तम्,
>> असङ्गत्वादात्मनः, आगन्तुकत्वाच्च तेषाम् ।
>> It has been said that the self-effulgent Ātman which is being described is
>> free from ignorance, desire and work, for it is unattached, while they are
>> adventitious.
>> Are there any other places (Sruti / bhashyam ), where we can find such
>> mention ?
>> Thanks
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