[Advaita-l] Whether the question of creation from Brahman is valid

Sudhanshu Shekhar sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 06:42:10 EDT 2019

Bhaskar Prabhu ji,
Hare Krishna.

In this post, I am simply questioning the permissibility of the question of
"coming about" of world/jiva/change from changeless and nishkriya Brahman.
I am not on the nature/reality of world/jiva or on the how of creation.

I am trying to convey that this question itself is impermissible in Advaita
VedAnta because the question reflects some "understanding" of Brahman and
thereby making Brahman an object of buddhi - which is against the premise
of aprameyatva and avishayatva of Brahman. I wish the comments from learned
members on this issue of permissibility of this question.


On Thu, Jul 4, 2019 at 3:31 PM Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> "How can the world come about from nishkriya Brahman" - is it a valid
> question in Advaita VedAnta? The confusion arises because this process of
> "coming about" - in whichever manner - must necessarily involve change
> which will contradict the nishkriyatva and changelessness of Brahman.
> So my doubt is - whether this question itself is permissible to be asked
> in Advaita VedAnta. My point is that this question is impermissible.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Further, I am just wondering, if the necessity of brahma kAraNatva for the
> jagat being doubted and questioned, we have to doubt about jeeva-s
> existence as well because after all the basic enquiry and clarification  of
> vedAnta is about real nature of the individual souls (jeevAtma) his bondage
> / release, his janana / maraNa and means of release from this birth and
> death cycle, after realizing his true nature his traces of avidya, his own
> prArabdha karma, his own continuity in his own BMI and mukhya mukti after
> shedding his physical sheath  etc. etc. don’t you think all these
> presupposes creation ??  If this fundamental structure (srushti) itself
> being doubted / questioned where there is any need to find answer to all
> these queries??  So, I reckon the vyApti of your question is too big and it
> is better to conclude na nirOdhO na chOtpattiH na cha sAdhakaH neither
> mumukshu nor mukta what is there really and ultimately is one without
> second (ekamevAdviteeyaM).  And according to this ultimate truth,
> ironically I have to say you, your question, the answer, the answerer me,
> the process of answering  etc. etc. do not exist at all and what exist is
> only THAT !!!
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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