[Advaita-l] What is the difference between Satkaryavada of Sankhya and Vivarta vada of Advaita
kripa.shankar.0294 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 14:25:04 EST 2017
Sorry for the barrage of emails. In Sankhya, prakriti is kriyatmaka and purusha is nishkriya. Both purusha and prakruti are real and eternal. Hence in parinama vada of Sankhya a real cause produces a real effect.
But if we apply parinama vada to Advaita, prakruti is neither real nor unreal, brahman becomes the ultimate cause and hence will not be nishkriya anymore, and a real cause produces an apparent effect.
But we observe in daily life that a real cause produces a real effect like gold-ornament. I am bit confused now.
yo vedAdau svaraH prokto vedAnte cha pratiShThitaH |
tasya prakRRiti-lInasya yaH parassa maheshvaraH ||
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