[Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?T
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Mon Sep 26 11:17:28 CDT 2016
JVM any sources for detailed discussions on that. FIR is discussed by Swami P in discussion on vivekchuramani verse 253 onwards
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> On Sep 26, 2016, at 10:36 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Chandramouliji - PraNAms
> Yes as I see, it is mostly Semantics.
> Jnaana 100% due to shravana and mananam - NishTa via nidhidhyaasana is required for those whose minds are not 100% pure unless one is Nachiketas. The obstacles for nishta is discussed extensively by Goudapaada. Vidyaranya also talks about I think in the 9th or 10th Chapter of Panchadashi where he talks about nidhidhyaasana or meditation on aham brahmaasmi - after gaining the jnaanam. The difference between jnaanam and jnaana nishta is all about paroxa and aparoxa jnanaam.
> This is reason why Yagnavalika a jnaani wants to leave his family is only for jnaana nishTa - is it not? maano naasha is only the naasha of the vaasanaas - that involves FIR reduction.
> FIR reduction 100% is ideal - but asymptotically approachable. Hence one can be for all practical purposes a jnaana nishTa - the question is only semantics.
> No I am not sure where if Swami Paramarthanandaji refers to Jnaana nishTa and 100% FIR reduction etc.
> No I have not studied Jiivan mukta Viveka or Vidyaaranya but have take Pachadashi text up to 10th Ch. Will be doing the rest when I go back to India in Oct.
> Hope i have addressed all points to the degree that I have understood.
> With this I stop.
> Hari Om!Sadananda
> From: H S Chandramouli via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> To: kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com>; A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?T
> Pranams Sri Sadananda Ji,
> The clarifications you have given are by and large in accordance with my
> understanding of JMV of Swami Vidyaranya. But there are some differences
> in respect of perhaps semantics or terminology which incidentally lead to
> some fundamental misunderstandings concerning results or phala as well. I
> would be grateful if you can clear these issues.
> Whatever I am writing here is based on my understanding of JMV . Any number
> of shruti/smruti/purana/itihasa pramanas are furnished in the work. Firstly
> attainment of jnana is 100% and not partial, however small the percentage
> thereof maybe. But it is the nishtha or abidance in this jnana continuously
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