[Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?T

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 05:05:35 CDT 2016

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 3:03 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Similarly, for the jnAni there is no avidyA in reality, but to answer
> questions like the ones you raised we provisionally say until the prArabdha
> is exhausted,  avidyAlesha is there. He cannot have avidyA because jnAna
> has destroyed avidyA, and it's harmful effects like delusion and bondage
> are not felt by the jnAni.
> >  Yes this what shankara says in geeta bhAshya : lOkavyavahAra sAmAnya
> darshanena tu laukikaiH ArOpita kartrutve bhiktanAdau karmaNi kartA
> bhavati, svAnubhAvenatu shAstra pramANa janitena akartaiva...It is only in
> the ajnAni's view jnAni's vyavahAra, jnAni's kartrutva, bhOktrutva, avidyA
> lesha, prArabdha karma etc.  in reality he is akartru, abhOktru as he was /
> is / will be ashareeri only.  Even though we ajnAni-s looking at the
> jnAni's BMI and its vyavahAra he is ashareeri and vyavahArateeta only.
> vidvAn sa ehaiva brahma yadyapi dehavAniva lakshyate sa brahmaiva san
> brahmApyeti.  Without knowing this ashareeratvaM of jnAni, sometimes we
> tempted to attribute even kAma-krOdha too this jnAni due to his prArabdha
> karma phala vishesha and avidyA lesha and dare to say, when compared to
> other mortals (ajnAni-s) these kAma-krOdha would subside comparatively in
> less time  in jnAni  but he is not free from it.

It depends on - who is saying to whom ? :) in lOka dRSTi or Atma dRSTi :)

Nice to see, how quickly you quote/produce all these texts from bhAshya /
Sruti on any advaita thread ..

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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