[Advaita-l] Is empathy a function of ahamkara?

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 05:07:14 EDT 2020


Reg  <<  The difference in quality of Milk and curd must be defined
because of the difference of asamavAyI-kAraNa >>,

I think your response is from the nyAya viewpoint since you keep on
bringingup samavAyi and asamavAyi kASraNa. Advaita Sidhanta does not
conform to the nyAya view in this regard. It accepts the mImAmsa (bhAtta)
view. My responses are from that viewpoint.


On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 2:07 PM श्रीमल्ललितालालितः via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> *श्रीमल्ललितालालितः*www.lalitaalaalitah.com
> > The answer is a clear NO. As per Advaita SidhAnta, vyAvahArika entities
> > (kaaryas) can and do have a kArya-kAraNa sambandha with their upAdAna
> > kAraNam in many cases.
> kArya-kAraNa-bhAva is not a relation.
> You need another relation from those which are clearly defined by others
> and accepted or corrected by vedAntin-s.
> > Cause and Effect sambandha.Not necessarily always
> > tAdAtmya sambandha. Milk transforming into curds is one such case.
> I appreciate that you presented your views here. It has helped me
> understand from where your perception arises.
> Milk is not upAdAna-kAraNa of curd, it's avayava-s are. And they are still
> undestroyed. The difference in quality of Milk and curd must be defined
> because of the difference of asamavAyI-kAraNa.
> > They do
> > not exist simultaneously at the same time. They are observed or
> experienced
> > separately from each other.
> This observation is correct, but doesn't apply to the upAdAna which is
> common to Milk and Curd, both.
> > TadAtmya sambandha is spoken of only in those
> > cases where two entities originate simultaneously from an identical
> cause.
> >
> Half correct.
> No need for things to be generated simultaneously.
> Red and Black color arising at different times in the same pot have
> tAdAtmya.
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