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

श्रीमल्ललितालालितः lalitaalaalitah at lalitaalaalitah.com
Sat Aug 8 09:09:54 EDT 2020

We just tend to say that it is avayava and which can be recognized by only
due process.
That avayava has tAdAtmya with whatever is generated by them.


> I understand the distinction here. Since the avidyA vRttis are there, we
> should say "the vRttis are experienced" but being sAxI pratyaxa ;

The ignorance, pleasure, etc. are experienced by sAxI which has
upAdhi(avidyA-vRtti). This avidyA-vRtti or sAxI(which is consciouness
attched to that) causes the saMskAra and then we remember after we wake up.

The avidyA-vRtti is directly illuminated by chaitanya. But, anything
directly illuminated by chaitanya doesn't become vyavahArayogya, similar to
mano-vRtti-s in jAgrat, etc. We need some other pramANa, like arthApatti,
etc. to make them appear clearly.

> we do not
> experience pleasure and ignorance then since that needs antaHkaraNa.

We do experience pleasure and ignorance, etc. through avidyA-vRtti or in
other words sAxI(remember previous note added.).

> The
> vRttis leave a saMskAra which is recollected (smRti) upon waking, as
> pleasure and ignorance.

The avidyA-vRtti-s is janya and hence it ends and leaves a saMskAra. That
helps generate smRti of pleasure, ignonce, etc. while we wake up.


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