[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is brahman !!??

Srinath Vedagarbha svedagarbha at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 13:47:13 CDT 2016

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> > And now the question is for the jnAni the bAdha of jagat nAma rUpa would
> > bring the total disappearance of this jagat??  If the answer is no, and
> > he would continue to see the jagat, then what is the svarUpa of this
> > continued perception of jagat??
> >
> > The pUrva pakshi had a similar question in the bhAshya of the same sUtra.
> He asked: नन्वेकत्वैकान्ताभ्युपगमे नानात्वाभावात्प्रत्यक्षादीनि लौकिकानि
> प्रमाणानि व्याहन्येरन्, निर्विषयत्वात्, स्थाण्वादिष्विव पुरुषादिज्ञानानि -
> To
> translate: "if the unity (of Brahman and Atma) is accepted, then the usual
> pramANAs such as pratyaksha etc become invalid because the absence of
> manifoldness would deprive them (the pramANas) of their objects; for
> example, the notion of a man imagined where a post is standing becomes
> invalid after the post is correctly perceived".
> To this objection, AchArya replies: यावद्धि न
> सत्यात्मैकत्वप्रतिपत्तिस्तावत्प्रमाणप्रमेयफललक्षणेषु
> विकारेष्वनृतत्वबुद्धिर्न कस्यचिदुत्पद्यते
> - that is, " for as long as a person has not understood the true knowledge
> of the unity of the Atma with Brahman, until then world of effects which
> comprise pramAna, prameya, results of actions, etc is not considered
> untrue."

I have a question here ---

 "not considered as untrue" means considered as true?

If so, how does one suppose to understand truthness of a pramANa when such
pramANa itself is operating "as long as" one does not correctly understand
aikya? Since truthness of pramANa is nested with in outer untruthness of
vyvahAra, it is equivalent to saying pramANa-s are not true after all?


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