[Advaita-l] Dvaita Accepts Body Adhyāsa
Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः सीतारामार्यपुत्रः)
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Tue Jul 12 10:43:46 CDT 2016
On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Srinath Vedagarbha via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> In the article posted, there are several misreading while posing the
> In page 3 of the article, the objector ask the question --
> Now, the question that is all-important is: Is the body in the above
> ‘body-adhyāsa’ a real entity or not? If it is the former, then we have the
> further question: How does one (jivātmā, which Sri Vijayadhvaja Tirtha says
> is ‘chidānanda svarūpa’) come to have the mistaken identity with the body
> which is inert, prakṛtikāryam? The Bhāgavatam and Sri Vijayadhvaja Tirtha
> say that the body is ‘kalpitam.’ Going by the definition of Sri Jayatirtha
> above, the body has to be admitted to be ‘atyanta asat’ (substituted for
> Sri. Vijayadhvaja Tirtha (also Bhagavatam) does not say body is 'kalpitaM'.
> What is being said is kalpitam is the 'identity' of self with the body, not
> the body itself.
> Please read Page 2 point 2 --
> 2. The body is kalpitam as non-different, abhedena, avivekena, due to
> non-discrimination from the jīva (ātman)
> It is very clear from the above is that what is kalpitam part is the
> notion/idea of non-difference of body from self. Not the body itself.
Take a red flower and place it next to a clear crystal. You will see
the crystal is also appearing red. Here the Redness of Crystal is
Kalpita but the red flower and crystal are not Kalpita. But the
Redness of Crystal is Bhrama only. It cannot be real.
Like this even though the Non-difference of body and Self is Kalpita
and Bhrama we can ask when this Bhrama started? For this the only
correct answer is it is Anaadi. Without a beginning. The conclusion of
the article is correct.
> Rest of the objection in that article can be rejected as it was constructed
> on wrong reading of original texts. Dvaita does not accept body is adhyAsa.
> In fact in the school the body is very much real (but temporary) and needed
> for saadhana.
> On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 12:58 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
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