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

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 22:20:04 CDT 2016

2016-03-22 23:12 GMT+05:30 V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>:

> In all our discussions on whether or not the world is ultimately Brahman,
> we should not forget this declaration of Sri Gaudapadacharya:
> प्रपञ्चो यदि विद्येत निवर्तेत न संशयः ।
> मायामात्रमिदं द्वैतमद्वैतं परमार्थतः ॥ १७ ॥ 1.17
> 17 If the phenomenal universe were real, then certainly it would
> disappear. The universe of duality which is cognized is mere illusion
> (maya); Non—duality alone is the Supreme Reality.
> Bhashya:
> प्रपञ्चनिवृत्त्या चेत्प्रतिबुध्यते, अनिवृत्ते प्रपञ्चे कथमद्वैतमिति,
> उच्यते । सत्यमेवं स्यात्प्रपञ्चो यदि विद्येत ; रज्ज्वां सर्प इव
> कल्पितत्वान्न तु स विद्यते । विद्यमानश्चेत् निवर्तेत, न संशयः । न हि
> रज्ज्वां भ्रान्तिबुद्ध्या कल्पितः सर्पो विद्यमानः सन्विवेकतो निवृत्तः ; न च
> माया मायाविना प्रयुक्ता तद्दर्शिनां चक्षुर्बन्धापगमे विद्यमाना सती निवृत्ता
> ; तथेदं प्रपञ्चाख्यं मायामात्रं द्वैतम् ; रज्जुवन्मायाविवच्च अद्वैतं
> परमार्थतः ; तस्मान्न कश्चित्प्रपञ्चः प्रवृत्तो निवृत्तो वास्तीत्यभिप्रायः ॥
> The gist is: To say that 'by negating the world, the Advaitic Brahman is
> known' is also a teaching aid;


> really speaking there is no world at all to be negated. It is not that the
> world exists, which is negated. The world does not exist at all in the
> first place for it to be negated.
> This is what is stated as:
> न निरोधो न चोत्पत्तिर्न बद्धो न च साधकः ।
> न मुमुक्षुर्न वै मुक्त इत्येषा परमार्थता ॥ ३२ ॥ 2.32
> 32 There is neither dissolution nor creation, none in bondage and none
> practicing 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
> vyavaharika.

True,  Nice addition ..


> regards
> vs

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