[Advaita-l] Imagined Nature of Root Ignorance in Vivaranam

Anand Hudli anandhudli at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 17 06:16:11 CDT 2012

Bhaskar YR wrote:

>this is what really is the bone of contention to the topic :
>whether avidyA exists in sushupti or not.  To answer to this question, we have
>discuss in detail shankara's two apparently contraditory statements, at
>one place ( bruhadAraNyaka) he says there is avidyA abhAva is sushupti,
>yathA jAgratsvapnayOH tasya AtmaivaH anyatvapratyupasthApaka hetOH avidyAH
>abhAvAt and in another place shankara hints that there exists avidyA even
>in sushupti in sUtra bhAshya : iha tu vidyate viveka kAraNaM karma cha
>avidyA cha.

Yes, the analysis of suShupti is the key here.

Please refer to an earlier message of mine:



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