[Advaita-l] [advaitin] 'Dvaita accepts body-adhyasa'
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 03:34:06 EDT 2021
On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 12:25 PM Venkatraghavan S <agnimile at gmail.com>
> Namaste Vinodh ji
> They are not examples, rather they are pramANa-s.
> The former is from bRhadAraNyaka shruti (4.4.19)
> मनसैवानुद्रष्टव्यं नेह नानास्ति किञ्चन ।
> मृत्योः स मृत्युमाप्नोति य इह नानेव पश्यति ॥
> It is revealing that there is no multiplicity here whatsoever. There are
> many such statements throughout the shruti.
In Madhvacharya's view, this shruti means: He who perceives the difference
between Vishnu and his avatara forms, Vishnu and his various body parts,
Vishnu and his guna-s, will forever remain in samsara. By extension,
whoever equates other gods with Vishnu or holds other gods to be higher
than Vishnu also meet the same fate.
> The latter is anumAna pramANa - vimatam, the object about which there is
> difference of opinion, is mithyA, because it is dRshya, cognisable /
> knowable. The drShTAnta or example for the anumAna is the shell silver.
> Through the use of such pramANa-s, the mithyAtva of the world is proven.
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