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

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 10:18:31 CDT 2016


I like the explanation but there will be more questions. If there are
Samashti Vaasanaas who will have them? If it is God it will not depend
on Jnani or Ajnani. God can make even Ajnani do His work. Why only
Jnani? Like Krishna made Bhima, Arjuna, Abhimanyu, Ghatotkacha and
others do His work. They were not Jnanis.

There will be exceptional Jnanis like Govindapada living in a cave and
not coming out. What will Samashti Vaasanaa do then? Jnanis living in
cave alone will not have Samashti and Vyashti Vaasanaas both. They
will not do any God's work and die as Jeevanmuktas. Nobody even will
know them.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 5:51 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda
<kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
> PraNAms
> As I understand (just so that I am not asked to quote references) -
> The praarabda has two components - one comes from vyakti and other comes for
> samaShTi. Hence vyakti vaasana-kshaya does not necessarily make the jnaani
> to die. The samaShTi vaasanas keep the body alive. SamaShTi can be thought
> of Lord - In essence the body is kept alive for Lord's work. When there are
> ripe students who need a teacher, they will be led to the mahatma and he
> cannot but teach - as part of aachrya RiNa or SamashTi vaasanaas. Krishna
> only says - tat viddhi praNipaatena pariprashnena sevayaa - and then says
> upadeshyanti .. The teacher will teach - that comes form samaShti vaasanaas
> or more politely one can say as Acharya RiNa.
> Since brahavit brahma eva bhavati - now jnaani has become Brahman- which is
> totality- hence Brahman is now teaching in the body of jnaani. Hence we pray
> - the teacher as Iswara.
> Hence jnaani's body does not have to die if there are no vaasanaas. Vasanas
> are symbolized as snake - Lord Vishnu sleeps on it and Lord Shiva decorates
> himself with it. These are samashTi vaasanaas longing for the attention of
> the Lord.
> Hari Om!
> Sadananda
> ________________________________
> From: Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> But it is good for the Jnani to keep good Vaasanaas and kill only the
> bad Vaasanaas. Otherwise we cannot see examples like Adi Sankara. If
> he had zero Vaasanaas how could he work continuously and travel and
> preach Advaita?
> If a person has zero Vaasanaas and zero desires he becomes like a dead
> person appearing to be living. It is not Jeevanmukti but JeevanmRti to
> other though he may be realized. Therefore it is good to keep good
> Vaasanaas like worship of God, conversation with good people, showing
> compassion and helping others Paropakaara and so on. What is JMV
> saying on Sattwika Vaasanas like this?



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