[Advaita-l] Re: Pa~nchapAdikAchArya

Krunal Makwana krunalmakwana at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 15 08:17:10 CST 2006

namo nArAyana
Dear List Members,
I am very interested on the present discussions, but i'm just having problems understanding the quotes that are being written in sanskrit. Would it be possible that after each sanskrit quote to give a brief translation of it's meaning.
This would be much appreciated,
Please take these comments with kindness and forgive me as a younger brother if i have said anything wrong.Kind regards,Krunal

> From: anandhudli at hotmail.com> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 13:26:15 +0000> Subject: [Advaita-l] Re: Pa~nchapAdikAchArya> > The debate about two avidya's (mulAvidya and adhyAsa or tulAvidya) has been > settled in the 1976 debate as I mentioned in my earlier message or even > earlier, according to Shri V.S. Ramachandra Sastri, the great Vedanta > scholar who, at one time even taught Shri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Svaminah > before his ascension to the Sharada Peetha.> > Basically, there are two views - one that holds adhyAsa as naisargika and > the other that looks for a "cause" of this adhyAsa. Both the vivaraNa and > bhAmatI schools accept the second position.> The criticism that PanchapAdikA comes under from the Holenarsipur school is > well known, namely that against the explanation of "mithyAjnAna", which is > introduced right in the commentary on the adhAysa-bhAShya. Likewise, the > bhAmatI has been criticized on the same grounds, for accepting two avidyas, > in works such as the bhAmatI-samAlochanam.h by Jnananandendra Sarasvati. > Vachaspati Mishra begins his famous bhAmatI with > "anirvAchyAvidyAdvitayasya...", which is clarified by amalAnanda, the author > of Kalpataru as "hyekA anAdir bhAvarUpA" and the other as " > pUrvapUrvavibhramasaMskAraH", and he does define anirvAchyA as not definable > as real or not real, "sattvAsattvAbhyAm-anirvAchyam.h".> > There are two questions that one needs to ask of post-Shankaran advaitins. > 1) Have they drastically deviated from Shankara so as to distort his theory? > 2) Have they put forth something that contradicts the basic tenets of > advaita? The answer to the second question, which is in some way more > important than the first one, is a "No" based on texts such as the siddhAnta > bindu, siddhAnta-lesha-saMgraha, and sayings of Shri Bharati Tirtha > Svaminah. The answer to the first question is a "No" too based on the 1976 > debate and other articles. In order to show this, one needs to study the > bhAShya of Shankara on various sUtras such as 2.3.31 and 3.2.9, not just the > adhyAsa bhAShya. It is only after considering the bhAShya on various sUtras > that one notices the consistency between what the bhAShya says and what > panchapAdikA and bhAmatI say.> > The consistency between the bhAShya and the later texts that advocate two > avidyas lies in the analysis of sleep and waking states or the pralaya > (dissolution) and the world as we see it. Shankara agrees, without a doubt, > in his bhAShya that avidya persists in the sleep state citing the analogy of > manhood being present in a small boy. Just as manhood manifests itself fully > when the boy comes of age, so too the avidya gets its "full-blown" status in > the waking state. Now, it is a simple matter to infer and justify that the > avidya that persists in the sleep state is more primary than the one in the > waking state, ie. it is the kAraNa-avidyA and the one in the waking state is > the kArya-avidyA. Shankara, in fact, mentions the analogy of a seed and the > sprout which emerges from the seed. It is clear that the panchapAdikA's > position and that of the bhAmatI is faithful to the bhAShya of Shankara.> > Anand> > _________________________________________________________________> Get today's hot entertainment gossip > http://movies.msn.com/movies/hotgossip?icid=T002MSN03A07001> > _______________________________________________> Archives: http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/archives/advaita-l/> > To unsubscribe or change your options:> http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/advaita-l> > For assistance, contact:> listmaster at advaita-vedanta.org
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