[Advaita-l] avidya is Agantuka

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 05:11:14 CST 2016

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:38 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> Sri Venkatraghavan Ji,
> I am quoting below from the latest post by Sri Subrahmanian Ji
> << In the above bhaṣyam we can see that the āvaraṇa has been said to be
> of the nature of 'tattva apratibodha', that is, not-knowing of the Truth,
> which is the seed. For what? For the anyathā grahaṇa, which is the
> effect, the
> sprout of the seed: vikṣepa. This is present in the two states jāgrat and
> svapna. The 'seed' is present in all states as the fundamental ignorance.
> This is what is meant by 'agantuka' in the current discussion, while the
> 'seed' is admitted to be anādi and present in all states, through all
> janmas. till one becomes enlightened, which is what the above verse
> finally says .>>.
> I am not clear what is referred to by the statement << This is what is
> meant by 'agantuka' in the current discussion >>. Which is meant by
> agantuka – seed ('tattva apratibodha' ) or vikshepa ??  I am not sure. If
> seed is meant along with its effect of आवरण ('tattva apratibodha' ) ,
> that is what I have been saying also all along. Sri Subrahmanian Ji may
> please clarify.

It is the vikṣepa that is meant here as 'āgantuka' since that is what is
manifest and is anarthahetu directly.


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