[Advaita-l] Mulavidya and SSS discussions.
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 25 03:28:44 CDT 2012
The crux of the thesis on the "Mulaavidya"by SriSSS is that there is no
Mula avidya.In vivarana,there is Maya in Brahman.It is true that the Jiva
has avidya.The Manukya karikas by Gaudapada says:
anadi avidyo suptah yada jivah prabudhyate...
Hence,the avidya is in jiva.this has to be dispersed by realisation
However, to raise this jeeva bhAva itself, we need a kAraNa and that
kAraNa is mUlAvidyA which is one with Atma chaitanya but anirvachaneeya,
thus says vivaraNakAra-s. In short, according to this school, brahman is
adviteeya and jeeva bhAva is adhyArOpita on brahman so, BEFORE this jeeva
bhAva there should exist a shakti that makes this nonsense assumption, and
that shakti is avidyA shakti which has the prior existence to jeeva bhAva.
Jeeva anyway suffers from tulAvidyA for which upAdAna kAraNa is
Anyway, shankara clearly says in geeta bhAshya that avidyA is not
kshetrajna's dharma as it is the dOsha of antaHkaraNa by giving the
example of cataract of the eye. Anyway, as you know these things have
been discussed many times before without any meaningful conclusion :-))
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
Because of Maya,the jiva is born from Brahman,as supported by the "sruthi,Yato va imai bhutai jayante....."But the jiva which is engulfed by Maya as avidya has to free itself from "avidya".This is done by realisation.This is 'Mukthi"
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