[Advaita-l] Confusion about free will.
anand.natampalli at gmail.com
Wed May 18 23:57:45 EDT 2022
There is a great article on the website which hosts this forum, which deals
with this conundrum:
Om Namo Narayanaya
On Wed 18. May 2022 at 17:32, Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> There is no world from the paramarthika state. Where can action and free
> will come from?
> Regarding free will, shri abhinava vidyatirtha swamin has said that indeed
> free will is present for the jiva. But at the same time it's not absolute.
> Because there are many external factors that impede one's will. So even
> though it's not absolute it does still exist. Acharya cites markandeyas
> story in this regard. He was destined to die at 16 but due to his bakthi,
> his life span increases. In this same way we try our best to lead a life of
> Dharma and attain mukthi based on our adhikara.
> Hope this answers your questions.
> On Wed, 18 May, 2022, 1:37 pm Vishesh Bhat via Advaita-l, <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Pranaam,
> > I have listened to a few talks on free will by Swami Sarvapriyananda and
> > others. However I am still confused regarding its nature. Is free will an
> > illusion at the vyavaharika level or is at the paramarthika level? Is
> > my attainment of moksha predestined? If so, what is the truth value of
> > purusha prayatna.
> > Regards,
> > Vishesh.
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