[Advaita-l] DSV in the advaitasiddhi: no anavasthA doSha in dRShTi-sRShti

Srinath Vedagarbha svedagarbha at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 10:43:03 EDT 2017

On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 3:31 AM, Anand Hudli via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Just as in a dream there is a vRtti-jnAna of an object (example, pot) and
> its anuvyavasAya vRtti, i.e. jnAna of the form "I know the pot" (ghaTam
> ahaM jAnAmi), without the need for a third vRtti, in DSV too, these two
> kinds of vRttis are sufficient for knowledge of an object and its
> awareness/experience. The vRttis arise from avidyA, which is one of the six
> anAdi entities admitted to be outside the scope of DSV type of creation. So
> there is no anavasthA.
But the dream is not just pure vRitti prakriya. It needs Consciousness as
well. Otherwise you will end up with ridiculous position saying robots can

So, since dream is Consciousness qualified by a vRtti, the original
objection by nyAyAmritakAra is still applicable. Nothing is refuted using
this dream analogy.


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