[Advaita-l] mithyA from archives

kuntimaddi sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 22 09:56:44 CST 2007

> The chAndogya upanishat, in the sadvidyA section
> (dialogue between uddAlaka and his son), talks of a
> division of three elements into parts and
> intermixing of these parts. This is called
> trivRtkaraNa. 

The emphasis of the sad vidya is sad vidya only and
not on sRiShTi. The discussion started with the
question by Uddalaka how 'eka vijnaane sarva vijnaanam
bhavati' - discussion is with the emphasis on kaarya
kaaraNa samaanaadhikaraNa - knowing the cause one can
know all the effects orginated from that cause. 

 Hence creation is brought in to show that Sat is the
cause for all creation - more importantly that sat is
nothing but you - tat tvam asi and the whole creation
is just 'vaachaarambhanam vikaaro naamadheyaH' to
emphasize the mithyaa aspect of the creation. In fact
the vaachaarambhanam statement provides a strong sRiti
statement for the world to be mithyaa.   The details
of creation emphasizes only the grosser elements
leaving out aakaasha and vaayu, which are more subtle.

Hari Om!

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