[Advaita-l] DSV in the advaitasiddhi: adhyAsa is substantiated

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 13:11:04 EDT 2017

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:26 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste Anandji, and others,
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 6:14 PM, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Further, if we consider
> > Ishvara sRShTi only, even that is through the dRShTi of Ishvara, as per
> > VidyAraNya's explanation of the nRsimha-uttaratApanIya words, "ihedaM
> > sarvaM dRShTvA."  VidyAraNya's explanation is: iha pratyagAtmani idaM
> > sarvaM jagaccharIracatuShTayarUpaM dRShTvA, sRShTvA dRShTireva sRShTiH,
> > where it is significant that Ishvara creates by His sight.
> >
> ​There was more than once such interpretation was seen on this list
> recently where the dRShTi of jIva is denied as sRShTi but that of Ishvara
> is accepted. ​IMO, there is no issue for the DSV follower, be it of EJV/
> NJV variant, since he lands a conclusion by posing a simple question: why
> is that Ishvara sees a world, which is called as a creation, and I/ all see
> the same thing?

This passage from Anandagiri's gloss on the verse 'nārāyaṇaḥ
paro'vyaktāt..' of the BGB introduction:

परमात्मा हि *स्वाज्ञानद्वारा जगदशेषमुत्पाद्य
स्वे महिम्नि तिष्ठतीत्यर्थः ।

Ajñāna for Paramātmā? This IMO is indicative of the DSV where the
'paramātmā is the only sentient entity that creates the universe and holds
it within that consciousness....


> Again, he answers with अर्थापत्तिः so: if the waker Ishvara
> sees the world like a dream (विश्वं पश्यति कार्यकारणतया स्वस्वामिसंबन्धतः)
> and the dreamer me sees the same thing (स्वप्ने जाग्रति वा य एष पुरुषो
> मायापरिभ्रामितः), it is *only* because the waker Ishvara and the dreamer me
> are the very same entity, अन्यथा अनुपपत्तेः।
> In any case, it is indeed इष्टापत्तिः for the DSV follower.
> gurupAdukAbhyAm,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* येनेदं सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन विजानीयात्। Through what should one know
> That owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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