[Advaita-l] Mandukya UP - Praviviktabhuk definition

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Fri Oct 16 12:23:40 EDT 2020

Thank you everyone for you kind attention to my query. I like the way Sri Praveen Bhat explains Praviviktam Bhuk as the sushma sharira. Makes sense to me. Thank you.

While I see the Vishvanarah: in the awake state what is the significance of Taijasa in the dream state? Is it the way dreams appear as if in daylight, and with other lights, even though we sleep in a dark room?
Within the upanishad Virat and Hiranyagarbha are not mentioned. Do they appear in karika or bhashya? What is the source for these names.
Thank you.

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, 10:06:21 PM EDT, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote: 

Namaste Chandramouliji,

Sure, the difference can be explained in any way but the samAsa is
experiencer of something different. The Bhashya quotation proves the same
as below:

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 4:16 PM H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> विषयशून्यायां प्रज्ञायां केवलप्रकाशस्वरूपायां
unto the prajnA which is bereft of viShaya = pravivikta  and thereby only
of the nature of prakAsha.

विषयित्वेन भवतीति तैजसः ।
This explains praviviktabhuk, for pravivikta. viShayI, not viShaya.

> विश्वस्य सविषयत्वेन प्रज्ञायाः स्थूलाया भोज्यत्वम् ;
Due to Vishva having viShayas, his experience is of sthUlA prajnA.

> इह पुनः केवला वासनामात्रा प्रज्ञा भोज्येति प्रविविक्तो भोग इति ।  >>.

Here (in dream) though, due to mere vAsanA prajnA being experienced, it is
a *pravivikta = different bhoga*

As I said, the word pravivikta should not land into jIva, the experiencer,
but the word praviviktabhuk should land in that meaning. If you say jIva
experiences himself, I have no arguments per se siddhAnta-wise
(technically, there is kartR-karma-virodha to be explained, etc), but I
want to keep to the context of the question itself.

gurupAduke natosmi,

--Praveen R. Bhat
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