[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Five kinds of 'bhrama' and their correction - Annapurna Upanishad

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at hitachienergy.com
Tue Dec 5 05:01:43 EST 2023

Hare Krishna

  1.  Snake rope analogy shows brahman is nimitta
  2.  Clay pot analogy shows brahman is upAdAna

So, brahman is abhinna nimittOpadAna kAraNa.  The unchanging cause in all clay articles is mrut sAmAnya which is vivartOpadAna.  Snake rope analogy is help us to understand imagination of parts in brahman.  Further it would help us to understand   without undergoing any changes brahman (rope) appears as jagat (snake).  But important observation by bhAshyakAra himself in this very chAndOgya bhAshya is jagat is NOT like snake on rope.  asadeva tarhi sarvaM yadgruhyate rajjuriva sarpAdyAkAreNa??  Is the doubt asked after seeing the analogies of both rajju-sarpa and mrud-ghata.  For that bhAshyakAra answers rather ‘clarifies’ : ‘ na, sat eva dvaitabhedena anyathAgruhyamANatvAt nAsatvaM kasyachit kvachit iti bhrUmaH.  Nothing here is non-existent at any time.  This is quite in accordance with the Atmaikatva darshana, Samyak darshana or sarvAtma darshana of paramArthajnAni. For him whatever IS there ‘brahman’ only and nothing ‘apart’ from brahman.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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