[Advaita-l] Is the concept of maya essential to explain advaita?
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Jan 20 06:21:49 CST 2012
Brahma Satya Jagad Brahmaiva Jeevo Brahmaiva instead of Jagan Mithya. Everything is Brahman only
mAyAvAda is not a fanciful idea that sprung up from the mind of Sankara.
Even Ashtavakra Samhita which is the dialogue between Ashtavakra & Janaka
has several references to illusoriness of the world.
The 11th sloka of 3rd chapter says:
“mAyA-mAtraM idaM vishvaM pashyan vigata kautukaH”
The 1st chapter has the sloka which refers to “rajju-sarpa bhrAnti”:
“yatra visvaM idaM bhAti kalpitaM rajju-sarpavat”
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