[Advaita-l] [advaitin] Question on Sankhya prakruti versus Advaita maya from Vedanta Paribhasha

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 05:46:05 EST 2024

Namaste Vikram Ji,

Please refer BSB 1-4-3. I think your question is answered there.

You may also  like to refer to BSB 1-4-8 for a discussion on the Sv. Up
mantra referred to in the Foot Note in VP mentioned by you.



On Thu, Feb 8, 2024 at 11:34 PM Vikram Jagannathan <vikkyjagan at gmail.com>

> Namaskaram all,
> I have a question regarding note#9 on page#41 in the English translation
> of Vedanta Paribhasha (Advaita Ashrama edition - fourteenth reprint).
> There is a sentence in the footnote where Swamiji says "If the Sankhyan
> view of Prakrti is modified so as to make it sentient and dependant on God,
> then Vedanta will have no objection to accepting it as a synonym of maya."
> I understand the relationship of dependence, but I do not understand the
> usage and context of the word 'sentient' with respect to prakruti or maya.
> Is Prakruti or Maya in Advaita considered to be sentient? Could someone
> please clarify this point?
> Thank you!
> prostrations,
> Vikram
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