[Advaita-l] Negating the Five Differences, 'Pancha Bheda-s'
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 08:25:19 EDT 2019
On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 12:31 PM V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:54 AM Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
>> praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
>> Hare Krishna
>> Yes, I have not read that article. If my understanding is right, paNcha
>> bedha-s as propagated by sri Ananda teertha through tattvavAda in the name
>> of vedAnta, was not existed at the time of shankara hence he has not taken
>> ‘this type of bedha-s’ by vedAntins for refutation in prasthAna traya
>> bhAshya while dealing with the dvaitins. All vedAntins at the time of
>> shankara were Atmaikatva vAdins though bedha accepted at certain levels.
>> Anyway thanks for your clarification.
> Bhaskar ji,
> In this Brahma sutra bhashya, while countering the purvapakshi's example -
> if a drop of water is put in a reservoir, we cannot take 'that' drop out.
> In the same way when jivas enter sushupti/pralaya, and become one with the
> Supreme, that same jiva does not come out - Shankara argues for jiva-jiva
> Yet, as you know, he does not accept this as the paramarthika position.
> Similarly jiva-jaDa bheda in vyavahara is admitted but 'aitadatmyamidam
> sarvam tat satyam tat atma tat tvam asi...' we have the karya kaarana
> ananyatva. Here jaDa-jaDa bheda too is negated. Naturally, the jaDa-Ishwara
> bheda too gets negated. 'idam sarvam yat ayam atma', 'atmaivedam /
> brahmaivedam sarvam' shruti-s negate jaDa-jaDa, jaDa-jiva, etc. bhedas.
Just two points in relation to the above post:
1. The Brahma sutra bhashya reference is 3.2.9 'sa eva tu.....' sutra
2. The Chandogya shruti that I cited as '.......tat satyam tat atma...' is
to be corrected to read '.............tat satyam sa atma...'
>> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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