[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: Re: [advaitin] rope has some problem in rope snake analogy :-)

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 05:57:45 EST 2023

On Tue, Dec 26, 2023 at 4:18 PM H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> Namaste Raghav Ji,
> Reg  // How do we distinguish sAxI pratyaxa entities like "algebra",
> "democracy"
> etc which I understand are sat,  from asat like hare's horns which can also
> be conceptualized by the mind? //,
> In my understanding, terms like "algebra", "democracy" etc are mental
> concepts, not "objects". They cannot be classified as "sat" (existent).

These fall in the category of kshetram: icchaa dveshah sukham
duhkham...which are all vishaya to the vishayi the sakshi. All ghaTa jnana,
specific vishayaka ajnana, samshaya, etc. too are sAkshi pratyaksha and
have their locus in the antahkarana/manas. Being part of the concocted
world, they too are concoctions.

 कामः सङ्कल्पो विचिकित्सा श्रद्धाश्रद्धा
धृतिरधृतिर्ह्रीर्धीर्भीरित्येतत्सर्वं मन एव   ...This list, not exhaustive,
is termed mind itself since they occur in the mind.  Brihadaranyaka

> Regards


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