[Advaita-l] Shankara and DrishTi-SrishTi vAda - eka jeeva vaada
Praveen R. Bhat
bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Wed May 18 20:10:06 CDT 2016
On 19 May 2016 12:41 am, "Srinath Vedagarbha via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> You are correct, all statements which seems to yield to alternate meanings
> must be reconciled (saManvaya) with other explicit shruti/smriti vAkya-s.
> For example:
> paramOpaniShad explains (in the context of wherever/whenever shruti
> equates this jagat to dream) on how one must understand such sentences as
> "anitva vikAritva pAratantraAdi rUpataH | svapnAdi sAMyam jagatO, na tu
> bhOdha nirvatyAtA | sarvajnasya yatO vishNuH sarva dvaita pratIyatE |
> bhOdhAsahaM tato naitat kMtvAjnAvashamasya hi"
> Wherever this world is said to be akin to dream in shAstras, it has to be
> understood not as something which is "nirvatya" or mithya . It is said so
> because both are similar in sense of their anityatva, vikAritva and
> pAratantryatva. When this dvaita jagat is in Vishnu's knowledge (pratIti)
> and since He is sarvajna, how can His knowdge is brAnti and how can this
> jagt be mithya?
True, adhikAribheda calls for this samanvayA too. One who is fit for
dvaitajnAna should have this exact understanding for his karma, upAsana,
etc. Else he will have confusion thus: I am satya, Vishnu is satya, how can
jagat be mithyA?!
He should continue that. And the instruction by Bhagavan Krishna is to
न बुद्धिभेदं जनयेदज्ञानां कर्मसङ्गिनाम्।
जोषयेत्सर्वकर्माणि विद्वान् युक्तः समाचरन्।।3.26।।
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