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

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 6 11:21:07 EDT 2017

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.

I have no time for stupidity. vRtti arising from avidyA does not mean
Consciousness is not involved. The Consciousness (cit) is the adhiShThAna
for avidyA. Between Consciousness and avidyA, there is no scope for
anavasthA, because both are *not* created as per DSV. They are anAdi.


On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> >>
> Saying "two vRittis that have contents of each other" itself is a piece of
> knowledge, who's knowledge is this? That begs again the need for
> consciousness delimited by vritti.  You are back to original anavastha
> dOSha.
> You can get away with this problem if you were to admit one of those two
> vRittis is svaprakASha and hence svayam-nirvahaka in serving this knowledge
> without need of Consciousness. But by saying so, you will end up with two
> conscious entities -- the original Conscious and this vRitti with
> svaprakAShatva.
> >>
> 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.
> Anand

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