[Advaita-l] What is the difference between Maya and avidhya ?T
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Mon Sep 26 12:17:03 CDT 2016
Some years ago, there was a fantastic post in advaitin that covered some of
this ground, where the poster presents some of Swami ParamArthananda's
views on the topic in question.
I have always found it to be a very helpful summary of the various views on
this topic. Perhaps members here will too.
On 26 Sep 2016 5:17 p.m., "Anil Aggarwal via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> JVM any sources for detailed discussions on that. FIR is discussed by
> Swami P in discussion on vivekchuramani verse 253 onwards
> Sent from my iPhone
> > 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
> > 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-
> > 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
> > 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
> > of shruti/smruti/purana/itihasa pramanas are furnished in the work.
> > attainment of jnana is 100% and not partial, however small the percentage
> > thereof maybe. But it is the nishtha or abidance in this jnana
> > f
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