[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is brahman !!??
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 13:12:15 CDT 2016
Lord Ram told Hanuman to concentrate on Lord's Nirguna state. That prescription was probably right for the advanced Sadhak like Hanuman. Lord Krishna made things simple for ordinary people like us. We can identify ourself with the Lord in the Saguna form first and reach the level of Hanuman and then proceed further. This may not meet the rigorous advaita methodology but only a pedagogical view.
On Tue, 3/22/16, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] [advaitin] Why only jagat is mithya and jeeva is brahman !!??
To: "Ravi Kiran" <ravikiranm108 at gmail.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:42 AM
In all our discussions on
whether or not the world is ultimately Brahman,
we should not forget this declaration of Sri
विद्येत निवर्तेत न
परमार्थतः ॥ १७ ॥ 1.17
17 If the phenomenal universe were real, then
certainly it would disappear.
of duality which is cognized is mere illusion (maya);
Non—duality alone is the Supreme Reality.
विद्येत ; रज्ज्वां
सर्प इव कल्पितत्वान्न
निवर्तेत, न संशयः । न हि
निवृत्तः ; न च माया
निवृत्ता ; तथेदं
अद्वैतं परमार्थतः ;
The gist is: To say that 'by negating the
world, the Advaitic Brahman is
also a teaching aid; really speaking there is no world at
be negated. It is not that the world
exists, which is negated. The world
exist at all in the first place for it to be negated.
This is what is stated as:
निरोधो न चोत्पत्तिर्न
बद्धो न च साधकः ।
न मुमुक्षुर्न वै
परमार्थता ॥ ३२ ॥ 2.32
32 There is neither dissolution nor creation,
none in bondage and none
disciplines. There is none seeking Liberation and none
liberated. This is the absolute truth.
The above two verses, when
remembered together, will show us that whatever
is discussed about the status of the world viz
a viz is still in the
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