[Advaita-l] dRShTi-sRShTi definitions in the advaitasiddhi

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 06:52:51 EDT 2017

Namaste all,

To substantiate my stance of who this blessed jIva is in DSV, pls refer pg
539 of AS so:
ननु कथम् एक एव जीवः प्रतिशरीरं "अहं सुखी अहं दुःखी अहं संसारी अहम्
अस्वाप्सम्"-इत्यादि-अनुभवविरोधात् इति चेत्?
(Opponent) Due to opposing experiences such as "I am happy", "I am sad", "I
am bound", "I slept" [among individuals], if it be objected so: how is it
that one jIva exists in each of the various bodies?

न। अविद्यावशाद् ब्रह्मैवैकं संसरति। स एव जीवः। तस्यैव प्रतिशरीरम्
"अहम्"-इत्यादि बुद्धिः।
(Vedantin) Not so. Due to being under the influence of avidyA (shakti non
different from Maya in sampradAya) one brahman alone takes birth and dies.
That (brahman) itself is jIva. There is individuality of the same in each
body so "I am [this]".

--Praveen R. Bhat
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