[Advaita-l] [advaitin] 'Dvaita accepts body-adhyasa'
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 13:39:19 EDT 2021
On Mon, 18 Oct 2021, 10:26 pm suresh srinivasamurthy, <sureshsmr at hotmail.com>
> Namaste Sri Subbu-ji,
> 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.
> If Vishnu is realized as the sarvAntaryAmi parmAtma (Supreme Self)
> indwelling in all, then not seeing any difference i that antaryAmi form
> leads to oneness of all which is essentially Advaita 🙂
> IMHO, the spirit of Advaita is not to accept the world as real or to
> reject it outrightly. It is to identify oneself with the entire world so
> that the Atma-anAtma (body-world) divide is transcended to attain the
> all-pervading Brahman.
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