Creation theories (was Re: What is the exact meaning/significance of this?)

Vidyasankar vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 25 12:23:23 CDT 2003

>Even the conventional Advaita also says that creation is only name and
>form anyway- vaachaarambhanam vikaaro naamadheyam - since the

That is why I said, 'we have given the name "pot" to a shape ...' i.e. it
is only naama and ruupa.

>bheda-s? I can not see how Shree Goudapaada just ignores vyavahaara
>completely.  I can see existence cannot be created but existence as -
>pot vs. other forms, which are experiential, can be ruled out completely
>without bringing maayavAda - apparent existence with Brahman as

Actually, he doesn't ignore vyavahaara totally nor does he remain silent
about maayaa. Just one verse prior to the one I quoted yesterday
(ajaatasyaiva bhaavasya ...), the kaarikaa says, "maayayaa bhidyate hy etan


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