[Advaita-l] Please clarify some terms for me.

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 12:18:52 EDT 2020

Namaste Soma Ji,

The only point I wanted to make was that DDV does not mention anywhere that
AvaraNa is of the mind.

In my view, DDV is not the ideal text for understanding these terms to
begin with. It is quite difficult and time consuming for me to explain.
However there are many simple and small texts which are of help in this
regard. I would recommend a study of Tattva Bodha of Sri Bhagavatpada or
Vedanta Sara of Sri Sadananda Yogi. There are many others as well. Vasudeva
Mananam is another one which I like. All of them are very readable and easy
to grasp.I would suggest that a reference could be made to any of them

Please dont misunderstand me. It is only a suggestion. You are free to
disregard the same and proceed the way you feel is best for you. You are
the best judge. All the best.


On Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 9:28 PM smallpress <smallpress at ymail.com> wrote:

> On Friday, August 14, 2020, 02:34:38 AM EDT, H S Chandramouli via
> Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Soma Ji,
> AvaraNa is not of the mind, but of Consciousness enclosed or limited by the
> mind. In deep sleep, mind resolves into its Cause (kAraNa),  avidyA. Then
> AvaraNa is of Consciousness enclosed or limited by this avidyA. This avidyA
> is also termed kAraNa sharIra. Since you have mentioned that you are
> specifically referring to DDV only, please mention where in DDV, in which
> verse, is AvaraNa of mind  mentioned.
> Regards
> Namaste Chandramouli Ji,
> In particular i am looking at verses 6 to 12. The effect of  ChitChaya On
> the mind, and the evolution of ahankara and antakarana.
> In verse 10, ahankara devolves in sushupti. Antakarana vritti are also due
> to this chitchayaaikyam. Perhaps this is what you mean by Conciousness
> enclosed, which is actually unaffected, and which is the pragnya at
> sushupti.
> Please share your thoughts.
> Regards.
> Soma

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