[Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?T
Praveen R. Bhat
bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 06:48:17 CDT 2016
On 23 Sep 2016 4:38 pm, "Ravi Kiran via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > This 'object' vishaya, for Brahman, the kartA, prior to creation, is:
> > avidyA/mAyA/mUlAvidyA.
> 1) If this is admitted prior to creation, how it is reconciled with -
> nitya-shuddha-buddha-mukta Brahma svarUpa,
> Sruti vAkya - sad eva, saumya, idam agra AsId ekam evAdvitIyam - In the
> beginning, .. there was **existence alone** ?
There is an anvaya needed before translation here, else it would mean there
*was* existence and is not there now going against the very definition of
sat! he saumya, idaM jagat agre sadeva AsIt, ekamevAdvitIyam. This world
was existence alone earlier.
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